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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.


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+00:00April 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+00:00March 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+00:00February 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+00:00January 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+00:00December 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+00:00November 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+00:00October 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+00:00September 10th, 2017|

A Month of Kittens and Wishes

It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes events in a single month can grab your attention and help you see what really matters in life. That was the kind of month I just had, and I want to tell you about it. I’ll begin with a cat. (Big surprise, right?) She — or I should Read More

By |2018-01-11T15:02:27+00:00July 19th, 2017|

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+00:00June 14th, 2017|