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.


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|

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Not long ago I read a story online about a panicked baby African elephant stuck in a mud hole. Short-legged and a bit clumsy, she was just too small to climb out, despite the determined efforts of her distraught mother. But help was on the way. Seeing the pair’s predicament, other members of the Read More

By | 2018-01-11T15:03:40+00:00 August 10th, 2016|

Kitten Summer Games 2016: On Hallmark…And at My House!

Well, it happened, and it was pure gold! The inaugural Kitten Summer Games, broadcast by my friends at The Hallmark Channelon August 5, was a spectacular success: One hundred kitten cat-letes, who had absolutely no idea they were competing, no idea they were beyond adorable, and no idea that millions of people were watching them Read More

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

Older is Better: The Joys of Adopting a “Grown-Up”

When I began fostering felines with North Shore Animal League America more than two years ago, I felt like everyone feels in the presence of adorable, helpless, wide-eyed kittens. A part of me wanted to keep them all. And my Instagram followers were always there to tempt me: “You can’t let Buddy go? He Read More

By | 2018-01-11T15:03:41+00:00 July 1st, 2016|