TV legend Betty White at benefit in Chicago

August 22, 2010 4:21:24 PM PDT
Everyone knows Betty White is a 'Golden Girl,' but you may not know she's a dedicated animal lover. Saturday's event was a benefit for Brave Hearts Therapeutic Riding Center in far Northwest suburban Harvard.

The center helps children and adults through various horseback-riding programs.

White was the guest of honor.

"I'm the luckiest old broad on two feet. My life is divided absolutely in half: half show business and half animal business, the two things I love the most. And I always say I have to stay in show business to pay for my animal business!" she said.

White has a close relationship with Brave Hearts. She has sponsored a pony named Butterscotch for years and saved his life on more than one occasion when he was sick.