Beth Stern had the "brilliant" idea to put homeless animals in a cage-free environment (Whirl mag)

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  1. Thelma

    Thelma Well-Known Member

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    Beefus' article in the nationally unknown Pittsburgh magazine "Whirl" does not disappoint. I highlighted some of the gems -- and note how many years ago the article says Bianca died (she actually died 2 years ago):

    Beth Stern on Animal Activism, Fostering Kittens, and Her Passion for Pets


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    "Home for the Fox Chapel native is in the Hamptons, where she lives with her superstar husband, Howard Stern. There, the couple nurtures these innocent animals with solid nutrition, baths, and lots of love. 'We have an adoption room where we let them roam around, and you can really see the dynamics of their personalities come into play,' says the former model. 'When we have guests over, we all sit in there, and the little kittens and cats just play and crawl all over us. It’s quite a sight!'

    When Beth and Howard were first married, they lived with their English bulldog, Bianca, who truly ruled the house. A favorite story is that because Bianca had such a hearty snore, she was moved out of the bedroom and into a nearby room. In order for her to sleep, however, Bianca would snuggle with one of Beth’s T-shirts every night. When she passed away four years ago, Bianca’s Furry Friends Foundation, which benefits the North Shore Animal League America (NSALA), was created.

    Since then, Beth’s involvement with the League has taken on epic improvements. She has raised nearly half of her $7 million budget goal, with the help of donors like Billy Joel, who recently donated the proceeds from his Madison Square Garden birthday concert to Bianca’s Furry Friends expansion at NSALA. 'I think I will have it all together pretty soon,' says Beth.

    After Bianca, Beth was reluctant to replace her with another dog. 'So now I have become the cat lady,' she laughs. In fact, with her focus on cats and kittens, she has developed insight into their world. And, she is intent on improving it for all of them.

    Her ideas are brilliant. Instead of housing the homeless animals in cages, she pictures large spaces with plenty of room to roam, to socialize, and to nurture one another. Her vision makes such sense, and also creates an environment that is loving and warm for everyone — from the animals to their caretakers. Such an environment would also bring out the best in the animals. With her trademark smile, Beth tells the story of her newest family member, a cat that NSALA recently rescued from a municipal shelter, who Howard named Yoda. Yoda was a matted, dirty, Persian cat, diagnosed with heart failure, who was surely going to be next in line on the table. Beth tucked him under her arm, determined to give him a better place to spend his last days. He is now one of their six resident cats.

    When they put Yoda in the room with the foster kittens, he transformed. 'He became the den mother,' she says. 'He greets each new kitten, cleans them, and keeps them in line. It’s unbelievable.'

    So, does Beth herself deliver the foster kittens to their new homes? 'Yes,' she says. 'People send me the most amazing stories about why they want to get one of them. I have stories that break my heart, from people who lost children to cancer, to families who lost pets or people, and want to add a little more love to their homes. And then, I personally deliver them.' The week before our meeting in Amagansett, N.Y., she had delivered a kitten to a family in Asbury Park, N.J. 'You should have seen their faces when I got to the door,' she says, smiling at the memory.

    When asked how she does it all, from television appearances, to photo shoots, to running a busy household, to fostering animals and fundraising, Beth gives away her secret: 'This is what I love, what I would be doing regardless of anything else. My work with animals is my life, and it’s my bliss. When I’m not doing this, I’m with Howard and our family and friends, so it comes together naturally. I know I’m meant to be right here, where I am now.'

    Because Beth and I share the philosophy that 'everything happens for a reason,' I ask her what her life is like now that her husband’s popularity and fame has grown. 'Oh, wow,' she says, shaking her head. 'The other day, we went into a restaurant, and these little children were running up to Howard, calling him Judge Howard.” She takes a dramatic pause, letting her smile grow wider and says, 'He turned to me and said, ‘If they only knew I was Fart Man.’”

    http://whirlmagazine.com/beth-stern-on-animal-activism-fostering-kittens-and-her-passion-for-pets/
     
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    Avery Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Is that one of them special needs dogs and what's wrong with the one with its tongue out? :c
     
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    No, that's Beth.
     
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    The hats...I can't take it!
    She wears shit that you would only let your 5 yr. old wear, 'cos they don't know any better. :facepalm:
     
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    She has finally realized that this is her last shot at being famous. She has no discernible talent and it's easy to throw Howie's marbles at stray animals. Poor guy will now have to work till he croaks to support this.
     
  6. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...the headline should read "and her passion for photoshop and self promotion"
     
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    That dumb bitch has nothing on Bubbles.
     
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    PelicanWig Beautiful Soup

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    how does she handle everything? SHE DOESN'T DO A FUCKING THING! SHE LAYS AROUND AND TAKES SELFIES WITH KITTENS ALL DAY EVERY DAY! The bullshit never stops with that stupid cunt.
     
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    Someone posted here some time ago that the actual building plans call for mostly "Administrative Offices". Probably for more fund raising. Only a small portion of the new construction is for the animals. More bullshit.
     
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    Where do you see Howard paying for NSAL shelter???
    99% of the post rip him for not funding it himself or matching donations (rightfully so)
     
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    It's the August calendar page of her stupid calendar which might contain a description of the dog. (I've never bought her crap calendar.)

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    So now Beth is taking credit for the "brilliant" idea of a cage-free environment? Shelters have used that concept for years, in fact NSAL ALREADY HAS A CAGE-FREE FACILITY across the street from the adoption center. Beth sounds like Howard now, taking credit for other people's ideas. This is directly from NSAL's website:

    The Friskies® Cat Habitat
    The Animal League America opened the Friskies® Cat Habitat to provide home-style living for some of our cats.
    The Friskies® Cat Habitat was graciously designed and constructed by Purina, in consultation with a well-known cat behaviorist. All of the surfaces are covered in cat-friendly materials so our feline inhabitants are able to roam freely, play, and socialize with their cat friends 24 hours a day.
    Located across the street from our Adoption Center, the Cat Habitat gives cats a chance to stretch their legs, sharpen their claws and mingle with their friends. This open-space living is especially helpful to, and appreciated by, cats that have been in our care more than 30 days.
    The Cat Habitat also helps give adopters a better view of our cats' spunky and playful personalities, by allowing them to see adoptable cats in a home-style setting.
     
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    "former model" :ucheer:
     
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    Pretty funny, the 4-year timeframe makes the fundraising project sound like an even bigger embarrassment. All these supposed donations and they're less than halfway to the goal? Doesn't say much for the power and influence of Howard and Beth if they can't collect $3.5 million in 4 years.
     
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    She's a dumb cunt. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OR STUDY THAT SHOWS ANY DETRIMENTAL AFFECT FROM KEEPING ANIMALS IN KENNELS/CAGES.

    Has she considered what putting multiple cats or dogs into the same environment is going to lead to? Oh, I'm SURE they will all be on their best behavior and no fighting of any kind will take place.

    Dogs closest relative is the wolf, and forgive me if I'm wrong but don't they spend THE MAJORITY OF THEIR LIVES IN DENS?!!! DEN being a fancy word for a fucking hole in the ground.

    I'm sure the millions of suffering poor and wounded veterans and homeless around the country are THRILLED to see this twat spending millions on FUCKING CATS THAT BREED LIKE DRUNK TEENAGERS ON VIAGRA AND ECSTACY.

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    Yes...Beth is "brilliant"...you're right, the idea of a free roaming environment is nothing new. But Beth is taking credit for coming up with that...what a nerve.
     
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    Oh, I gots mine. :dance2:

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    Howard AGAIN photochopped out the doggie genitals.

    fucking asshat.

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    Well, when a picture is this good, you just gotta use it as much as possible.

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