Beth Stern Introduces Her and Howard's Family Pets
Beth Stern loves animals. She's a longtime supporter of the New York-area pet rescue organization the North Shore Animal League, and in her professional life, she frequently works with our four-legged friends on the small screen. Her new project is hosting Paw Star Game, an adorable competition in the vein of the Puppy Bowl but with adoptable kittens, which debuts July 12 at 6 p.m. on the Hallmark Channel.
We caught up with Beth to learn more about her work with animals, specifically cats. She and her husband, Howard Stern, are committed feline foster parents, but in Beth's words, a few of the cats they've brought into their home have been "foster failures" that end up becoming a permanent part of the family!
"Right now we have six cats we've adopted as adults from North Shore Animal League," Beth explained. "I foster kittens as well." And fostering is a full-time job for Beth; she reviews applications, calls references, oversees spaying and neutering, and personally delivers them to her new families. "I love every second of it," Beth said. "But again, it is very hard to say goodbye."
Fortunately, though, Beth has some help from husband Howard. "He is with me and is my partner in everything that I do," she said. "If I am out for the day and he is home, he does the feedings. He cleans litter boxes. He is very supportive and always is willing to open our home to any animals in need."
Beth, meanwhile, has opened up her family photo album to share photos of three of her and Howard's beloved cats — meet Leon Bear, Bella, and Yoda!