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In Memoriam: Bianca, Beloved Dog of Beth and Howard Stern

North Shore Animal League America is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Bianca, the wonderful dog who has been a treasured member of the Stern family for many happy years.

Bianca won the hearts of all of us here at Animal League America during her many visits to our rescue and adoption headquarters. The affectionate 10-year-old Bulldog charmed everyone she met with her loving heart and playful spirit.

The beautiful photo here of Beth and Bianca is from a calendar that Beth graciously created to raise funds to support our life-saving work at Animal League America. This beautiful picture, as with all the wonderful photos in the calendar, was taken by Howard.

Beth is a treasured part of the North Shore Animal League America family. As our spokesperson, she has dedicated countless hours to helping promote our mission to rescue, nurture and adopt as many innocent animals as possible. Her hard work, commitment and devotion to our work has literally helped saved the lives of thousands of animals.

We’ve been privileged to witness the incredible love that both Beth and Howard shared with Bianca—love that she returned to them each and every day. We extend our deepest condolences to Beth, Howard and their cats Walter, Apple and Leon Bear on the loss of their beloved little girl.

To celebrate Bianca’s life, we are dedicating our recent rescue of 60 dogs and puppies in her honor. Read more about this life-saving rescue mission. You can also read more about Bianca here. To see a special tribute on Bianca, click here.