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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.


When Being A Senior Means Being Perfect

There are all kinds of reasons senior pets find themselves in shelters, and 90 percent of those reasons have nothing to do with the pets. And there are all kinds of reasons senior pets make fantastic companions, and 100 percent of those reasons have everything to do with the pets. I’ve been thinking a Read More

By | 2018-01-11T15:02:27+00:00 June 14th, 2017|

Why Mother’s Day Isn’t Just for Mothers

A mama cat nurses her litter of kittens ...plus one baby skunk.A beautiful hen sits gently on a puppy to keep him warm.A dog nurses baby rabbits.And perhaps my favorite: An orphaned, 3-month-old bush baby cuddles into the protective embrace of a 7-year-old baboon.   Photo: Reuters/Thomas Mukoya Everywhere I look these Read More

By | 2018-01-11T15:02:27+00:00 May 1st, 2017|

A Month of Hope and Challenges: April’s Cats and Dogs

It's raining as I write this - sprinkling, to be exact - but it's April, a month defined by showers of hope and promise - the month when spring begins! For me, it's also a month of mixed feelings and fresh nuggets. Two arrived just yesterday - tuxedo kittens, clearly literary types, named Franny Read More

By | 2018-01-11T15:02:27+00:00 April 1st, 2017|

Teeth Wisdom: Caring for Your Best Friend’s Pearly Whites!

Bella Bellissima home from her oral surgery. One look at the calendar and it seems that every month of the year is dedicated to a special cause...and they're all so worthwhile. What a great way to draw attention to important health and social issues, from child nutrition to Black history, from women's Read More

By | 2018-01-11T15:02:28+00:00 February 1st, 2017|

How to Get Your Rescue On: Welcome 2017 with Hope and Joy!

I posted a picture on my Instagram page recently that has absolutely nothing to do with cats or kittens. It's not a photo of people, either, yet it's one of the sweetest images I've ever seen. In a muddy, grey river, a mother elephant gently supports her newborn, teaching the baby how to stand against Read More

By | 2018-01-11T15:02:29+00:00 January 1st, 2017|

Making Wishes…And Making Them Come True!

A couple of weeks ago Howard and I were relaxing with a small group of friends when I just sort of blurted out — and I’m not sure where this came from —“You know what I wish? I wish every adoptable pet at North Shore Animal League America gets adopted by Christmas.” And, wow! Read More

By | 2018-01-11T15:03:39+00:00 December 1st, 2016|

Grateful for the Chance, Thankful for the Lives

A wise person once said, “Take a chance. You never know how perfect something might turn out to be.” I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, especially as we approach Thanksgiving, a time when gratitude is on the minds of so many of us. Right now, our house is a cornucopia of Read More

By | 2018-01-11T15:03:39+00:00 November 1st, 2016|

“The Heart of TV”

Getting Our Rescue On with The Hallmark Channel If you loved the silly shenanigans of the Kitten Bowl, the out-of-the-park fun of the Paw Star Game, and the golden moments of this year’s Kitten Summer Games, you have one person to thank: Bill Abbott. As President and Chief Executive Officer of Crown Media Family Networks, Hallmark Channel, Bill Read More

By | 2018-01-11T15:03:40+00:00 October 1st, 2016|

Black Cats, Silly Superstitions, and a Postscript Named Jasper

His name is Leon Bear Stern, and he is magnificent. In fact, if you were to imagine an archetype of “the black cat,” you’d probably picture someone like Leon Bear — dignified, regal, confident, intelligent, and wise. And his luscious black coat is one of the most glorious things about him…that and his Read More

By | 2018-01-11T15:03:40+00:00 September 1st, 2016|