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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, Bella, Yoda and Pebble.

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.


Surrounded by Love

I am a very lucky person in more ways than I can count. And among the luckiest things in my life is my wonderful family, which always included animals. In fact, my parents firstborn was a Collie mix named Suzie-Dog, and we treated her as a member of our family — because that’s what she was.

By |2020-08-12T08:55:32+00:00August 10th, 2020|

Riding the Rescue Roller Coaster

This is Bubba, my new boyfriend, my current crush, the ONE…at least for now…because by the time you read this I might well have another new boyfriend. Just before Bubba, it was Jerome. And before Jerome, there were others, many others. I can’t help myself.

By |2020-07-14T13:57:57+00:00June 9th, 2020|

How Nature’s Gifts Weave Silver Linings

If there’s one thrilling silver lining to COVID-19, it’s the positive effect it’s having on Mother Nature. The message is clear: nature is willing and able to rejuvenate itself. All we have to do is recognize our role for both good and bad and step aside, even a little, and things will improve. Planet Earth has a lot to teach us about hope and resilience.

By |2020-06-09T11:26:34+00:00May 12th, 2020|

A Shelter At Home

Life has never felt as fragile as it does right now. Everything has changed, and I keep wondering what the world will be like a year from now. But it doesn’t pay to look too far ahead these days, so I’m trying to stay “in the moment.” And with every moment I give thanks that I’m safe in a home that I love, with Howard, our sweet resident cats, and all of my beautiful fosters. To be honest, I’m jealous sometimes of how innocent these cats and kittens are, blissfully unaware of the terrible state of the world.

By |2020-05-13T13:31:40+00:00April 9th, 2020|

Caring for Your Pets During the Coronavirus Crisis

My heart goes out to everyone as we struggle together with the spread of COVID-19 causing a national health crisis.  I truly hope that the information below helps keep you, and your pets, safe during the upcoming weeks. I wish everyone well.  I know that we’ll all get through this crisis together—along with our pets!

By |2020-04-10T12:39:34+00:00March 17th, 2020|

Heartbreak We Can Help Heal

Sometimes I do wonder about what my pet cats, as well as my foster felines, are thinking about. I just saw that January 22nd is “National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day” and I had to laugh. How perfect is that? Just the other day, I was wondering what Helen Rose might ask me.

By |2020-03-17T11:24:25+00:00February 14th, 2020|

How Do Cats “Talk” to Us?

Sometimes I do wonder about what my pet cats, as well as my foster felines, are thinking about. I just saw that January 22nd is “National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day” and I had to laugh. How perfect is that? Just the other day, I was wondering what Helen Rose might ask me.

By |2020-02-14T18:02:53+00:00January 13th, 2020|

Every Month Should be for Cat Lovers

The entire cat-loving community is in the middle of celebrating National Cat Lovers’ Month. Everyone who has ever loved a cat needs to get involved. There are some really wonderful and fun feline-focused activities you can participate in to help cats in need.

By |2020-01-13T15:01:04+00:00December 19th, 2019|

A Dream Comes True

It’s here! BFF! Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center is officially open! Thank you to all of our wonderful supporters who made this happen. We couldn’t have accomplished this without you! The ribbon-cutting ceremony for BFF was a magical evening for me. BFF is more than a building to me; it represents a leap forward in feline wellness and adoption. The felines we rescue will be much calmer and confident in these beautiful, sunny, spacious cage-free surroundings.

By |2019-12-19T17:15:13+00:00November 18th, 2019|