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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 Day in My Life with Nuggets

It starts first thing, and first thing arrives early at our house. I wake up at 5 a.m. every day, whether Howard has to get up for his radio show or not. We keep the same schedule on weekends and during vacation. Then it’s coffee and time to brush Leon Bear and Walter, make sure Yoda is groomed, feed the cats and kittens, and play. There’s a lot of playtime in the mornings.

By |2018-08-13T15:18:09+00:00July 11th, 2018|

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 |2018-07-16T16:34:30+00:00June 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+00:00May 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+00:00April 10th, 2018|

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 |2020-04-09T14:38:16+00:00April 9th, 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|