Howard Allan Stern is an American radio and television personality, producer, author, actor, and photographer. He is best known for his radio show The Howard Stern Show, which gained popularity. He and his wife, Beth, are also feline fanatics. Beth Stern, a former model, says she and her radio-show-host husband have saved at least 500 cats and kittens since 2013, when Beth adopted the couple’s first litter just before they were about to be euthanized. He spends much of his free time as the ultimate cat man — grooming them, socializing them, naming them and even cleaning their litter boxes. “He’s really, really involved. I believe that I can say he loves it as much as I do.” Beth Stern said . “The kittens love his hair,” she added.
Recently, Mrs. Stern told that they have a full house… of foster kittens! “It’s crazy. Right now we have…I have to count…17 kittens in the house,” she said in the story.
Beth Stern, an animal advocate and lover, has been involved in many charitable events, including this year’s BTIG Charity Day. She also works closely with the North Shore Animal League, “the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization.” It’s appreciating thing to see that the couple doesn’t just give and raise money to worthy causes they also take interest in housing kitties.
In a news story about the 2016 “Kitten Summer Games,” Mrs. Stern told that they’ve fostered almost 300 felines – of all ages – over the years. And since that interview last August, that number has certainly grown. “Whoever needs us is welcome to come in our home,” she told the news station.
“He was right there with me when we decided, ‘You know what? … Let’s foster a litter of kittens,’” Mrs. Stern said in an interview last year. “We loved it so much. We cried like babies when we handed them off to their forever families! We didn’t realize the emotional attachment involved.”
The kitty-loving couple even seems to bond over their shared love of cats. “[Our idea of a date night is] probably just going to a nice restaurant, having a glass of wine and talking about all of our pets, all of our kittens,” Mrs. Stern said in the story.
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We took new 3 year old foster Lilac's cone off so she could eat today. Here's her story…She was dumped approx 2 years ago in a lot where people feed a feral colony. Imagine being a house kitty at 1 yr old and left with ferals to fend for herself… An IG follower is the one who feeds these kitties. Well a few weeks ago, she saw this "regular" (she's so stunning and she always noticed her).. Her entire side was skinned. She was most likely hit by a car and the tire ripped off her skin on her one side. She approached the kitty and it turns out the kitty was not feral AT ALL. In fact, so loving!!!!! That's when she realized she was dumped. Then I was contacted and the rest is history. Surgically sewn together by Buddy's mom at Long Island Vet Specialists and is now healing at my home for 2 weeks until she is ready. Lilac is magical 🌺🌷🌹🌸🌼🌷🌹💗(and she is great with dogs and other kitties)💗 #maincoon #gentlesoul
The Sterns have several permanent purring household cats, including a one-eyed cat named Sophia who is “madly in love with Howard,” according to a story by the NY Post.