Howard Stern, Wife Beth Own 6 Cats: Inside their Animal Haven

Howard and Beth Stern
Howard Stern's wife Beth tells Us Weekly what it's like fostering 75 kittens and owning 6 cats -- get details on their animal haven. Jerritt Clark/WireImage

After six years of marriage, Beth Ostrosky Stern isn't asking her husband, Howard Stern, to have children. Instead, the longtime animal advocate is anxious to add another pet to their family.

"Having a pet only brings more love into a home and it's the greatest thing I've ever experienced," Beth, 42, told Us Weekly in September when she served as host of the American Humane Association's Hero Dog Awards in Beverly Hills. "It's my joy!"

While fans of the Sirius shock jock Stern, 60, may be familiar with he and his wife's late English bulldog Bianca, they might not realize the menagerie of other animals the Sterns keep at their New York City home. "We fostered an English bulldog last year, and we've been fostering cats," Beth told Us. "We're up to 75 kittens since last June. We find them all loving homes."

A pet lover who has her own charity, Bianca's Furry Friends Campaign — with proceeds benefitting the North Shore Animal League in Long Island, New York — Stern takes every opportunity possible to remember her beloved bulldog Bianca, whose name she and her husband both got tattooed on their arms.

"She was the light of my life. My husband and I adopted her together, and she became our world," the activist — whose children's book, Yoda: The Story of a Cat and His Kittens, hits stores in November — told Us. "[The tattoo] is a happy memory."

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