The Sterns Have a Soft Spot for Kittens!

Earlier this week Beth Ostrosky-Stern announced that she and her husband, shock-jock Howard Stern, would be adding another foster cat to their family: a special needs kitten who was born without eyelids. The Sterns have named her Sunshine, “because that's what she is… a ray of beautiful light…” The kitten, who is currently recovering from eye surgery, will need to be administered eye drops several times a day for the rest of her life. Stern posted pics of Sunshine, who she says is very affectionate, to her Twitter account.

This isn’t the Sterns' first foray into fostering; Beth puts the count at 47 felines. The couple actively advocate for North Shore Animal League America, using their celebrity status to bring attention to the organization, which has been rescuing animals for almost 70 years.

It’s through that connection that Beth Ostrosky-Stern will host the Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl this year during the Super Bowl. This is the first year for the event, which will be three hours long and consist of two preliminary playoffs and a championship match. There will be between 60 and 70 kittens participating in the Kitten Bowl, and each and every one is guaranteed a forever home through the Hallmark Channel’s partnership with the North Shore Animal League America. I wonder if any of the participants will wind up with the Sterns; Sunshine could probably use a playmate.