In an Exclusive Interview, Beth Stern Reveals her Life's Work as Animal Advocate and Cat Rescuer with Photos by Howard Stern
UPDATE: Cat Fancy and CatChannel.com, the world's leading cat publication and website, present an exclusive interview with former supermodel, Beth Stern. The interview and story are available in the July 2014 rescue issue of Cat Fancy and as an online feature at CatChannel.com (http://www.catchannel.com/cat-factor/howard-stern-photos-beth-stern-interview-cat-fancy.aspx). Beth's husband, radio personality and star of TV's America's Got Talent, Howard Stern adds to his "King of All Media" moniker by contributing all the photos to the interview, including a stunning cover.
Serving as a volunteer and spokesperson for North Shore Animal League America (NSALA) for more than 10 years, Beth Stern talks to Cat Fancy about how she is using her celebrity and influence to help animals in need. The six-page spread is highlighted by lovely full-color photos taken by Howard Stern, who remarkably captures his wife's devotion to the many cats and kittens in her life, including a few special-needs cats.
"Beth Stern is not only one of the most photogenic supermodels in the world, she does so much to help animals as a volunteer and spokesperson for North Shore Animal League America," says Susan Logan, editor of Cat Fancy and CatChannel.com. "Readers may be surprised to learn that she and her husband, Howard, have adopted six cats, two of whom have special needs, and they foster and find homes for other special-needs cats and kittens."
In the intimate interview, Beth goes into detail about her work with NSALA and how she and Howard have tirelessly worked together to foster and find homes for homeless and hard-to-place cats and kittens. "I love spreading the word and encouraging people to adopt from their local shelters," says Beth. "There are so many wonderful animals waiting for loving homes. When you adopt an animal at a shelter you are saving two lives."
Beth and Howard Stern have become the new faces of animal advocacy, using their celebrity status to bring attention to cat fostering, adoption and rescue. Howard shares his wife's passion for cat rescue and raises awareness by posting his cat photos on his website and using his radio show as a mouthpiece to help shelter and rescue pets. Contrary to his "shock jock" persona, Howard Stern reveals a different side of himself as a compassionate cat lover and a talented photographer.
"Howard took amazing photos for this special Cat Fancy rescue issue and the cover is absolutely gorgeous!" adds Logan. "We are so excited to be able to present this celebrity power-couple in a way they probably have never been presented before. This issue will surely endear them to our readers and to animal advocates all over the world."
In the Cat Fancy exclusive, Beth details her current work helping to raise funds for a $7 million expansion to the NSALA's headquarters which includes a 15,000-square-foot, cage-free cat habitat for adoptable cats, as well as a feline wellness center. Beth hopes her fundraising efforts act as a model for other advocates and helps to encourage shelters to do the same by creating a comfortable environment for cats until they're adopted. "Cats thrive when they can walk around and sleep in a patch of sunlight," Beth points out.
Along with the Beth Stern interview, Cat Fancy July 2014 issue also features entertaining, educational and inspiring articles with subjects such as:
• Stories of rescue, survival and second chances
• Keeping cats safe in disasters or emergencies
• Product spotlights
• Breed profiles
• Cat news and updates
• Health and care
• Events calendar
• Cat art and culture
• Reader photos and artwork
• And more!
For over four decades, Cat Fancy has been an influential voice for cat welfare and a proponent for responsible pet ownership. With relevant articles written by award-winning journalists, respected veterinarians and rescue professionals, Cat Fancy (along with CatChannel.com) continues to present creative solutions to the problems of pet overpopulation.
"The face of today's cat lover is changing and so too are the advocates that are championing their cause," notes Logan. "Beth Stern is the image of today's cat person and Howard captures that with his artful photography. Together they are redefining the old stereotypes and I'm proud that Cat Fancy is at the forefront of that change and advocacy."
Cat Fancy July 2014 issue is now available on newsstands, online and at fine bookstores everywhere. The Beth Stern feature and interview is available for social sharing on CatChannel.com at http://www.catchannel.com/cat-factor/howard-stern-photos-beth-stern-interview-cat-fancy.aspx.
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