Thirteen years ago, Beth Stern’s modeling agency asked if she be in a fashion show to benefit the North Shore Animal League America. Based in Port Washington, NY, the organization is the world’s largest no-kill rescue center. For the event, Beth walked the runway with adoptable puppies in her arms, and she has now become the shelter’s official spokesperson. At the time of the Social Life interview, the Sterns were hosting 20 kittens in the foster rooms at their homes in the Hamptons and the Upper West Side, including a mother cat that had just had a litter, as well as their six permanent cats.
In her Social Life interview, Beth talks with Devorah Rose about her work with animals, posing in a swimsuit at 45 years-old, and being photographed by her husband Howard Stern.
On her work with animals:
“I’ve fostered over 400 cats and kittens over the past four years and helped place them into loving homes.” “There were so many of them in cages, waiting for a family to choose them. It was heartbreaking seeing the same ones sitting in cages, week after week. I showcase them all day on my Instagram and make them little superstars. So far, we’ve gotten all of them adopted. It feels like it’s my purpose right now.”
“Every life I save makes me want to do this more. I don’t have children, so I can focus on my mission to save helpless animals. I’m fortunate to have a house that can accommodate a lot of fosters and people to help me on a daily basis.”
On having her husband photograph her in a swimsuit
I just turned 45, and I’ve never felt better. I’m sure my bikini days are numbered, but I’m just blissfully happy, and I’m hoping that shows in these pictures that Howard took. He knows how to capture my joy, and he happens to know my good angles!”