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Beth’s Blog

//Beth's Blog

North Shore Animal League America National Spokesperson Beth Stern is an incredible advocate for the animals, and a proud parent to Animal League America adopted cats Walter, Leon Bear, Bella, Yoda and Sophia.

Beth helps focus national attention on the plight of shelter animals, appearing on so many TV and cable shows to help spread the word about shelter adoptions.

Beth also helps behind the scenes, lending a hand to our rescue team as they take animals from our Mobile Adoption Units to our medical facility. Beth’s passion for the animals is truly unmatched — she even ran a 26.2 mile marathon to save lives.


Kitten Season 2018

Our house has gone formal in the past few weeks. So many Tuxedo cats and kittens. Did they all get the memo? Did it specify white gloves and, um, tails? Must be prom time, or maybe wedding season. Actually, no. It’s kitten season, and what a season it’s been …so far!

By | 2018-06-14T16:50:21+00:00 June 14th, 2018|

Abandonment is Animal Cruelty

The owners of a 7-year-old FIV-positive cat named Toby gave him away. Toby must have thought they’d made a terrible mistake. So, at the first opportunity, he escaped and walked 12 miles back to his original home. But instead of welcoming him, those people betrayed him again.

By | 2018-06-14T16:50:02+00:00 May 10th, 2018|

A Month of Mixed Emotions

I love April for the cherry blossoms, daffodils, and the sense of a fresh start filling the air. What I don’t love about April is kitten season, which is in high gear everywhere, including at my house.

By | 2018-05-14T11:05:02+00:00 April 10th, 2018|

Life Lessons from Two Felines on Opposite Sides of the Earth

For the past few weeks, two very different cats have dominated my thinking, one a cat in Turkey and the other a kitten in California. They'll never meet, except in my thoughts, but each has so much to teach us about ourselves and about how we might — just might — make the world a better place for animals.

By | 2018-04-13T14:26:05+00:00 March 13th, 2018|

Pets and the Perils of Winter

Every season presents its own hardships for homeless pets, but right now winter seems like the cruelest. So many animals stranded in the relentless cold and wind. How hopeless they must feel.

By | 2018-03-14T09:14:31+00:00 February 12th, 2018|

New Year’s Resolution 2018

Our house feels especially blessed at this time of year. As Howard said so poignantly the other day, “You’re never lonely when you have cats.” And right now, we have some of the most beautiful, funny, and inspiring nuggets ever to share our life and our home.

By | 2018-02-12T12:54:14+00:00 January 5th, 2018|

When You Wish Upon A Nose…

Our house feels especially blessed at this time of year. As Howard said so poignantly the other day, “You’re never lonely when you have cats.” And right now, we have some of the most beautiful, funny, and inspiring nuggets ever to share our life and our home.

By | 2018-01-16T16:38:16+00:00 December 13th, 2017|

Love, Sweet Love

Gratitude for the Gifts of Fostering That classic song from back in the 1960s still says it all: “What the World Needs Now Is Love.” And, I might add, more foster parents, too! In so many ways, foster parents embody love for homeless animals Read More

By | 2018-01-11T15:07:18+00:00 November 15th, 2017|

Surviving Disaster

A Salute to All the Small Ones When I saw this photo online recently, my heart skipped a beat. The Telegraph/Facebook The stoic faces of these two storm-soaked parrots, who’d flown to the 22nd floor of a hotel in Florida to find Read More

By | 2018-01-11T15:02:26+00:00 October 10th, 2017|

A Loved Life

Our Charlie Boy: RIP On July 31 our beautiful Charlie Boy was diagnosed with a mass in his abdomen. He came home to be with us for a day and a night, and then returned to the hospital for surgery on Aug. 1. Our extraordinary veterinarians, doctors Holdsworth and Read More

By | 2018-01-11T15:02:26+00:00 September 10th, 2017|