The foundation was established in 2015. Its first gift was $100 in 2016 to Herbe’s Kitties of Fombell, Pa.
Denise Herbe has opened her home to stray cats and kittens who get food, shelter and vet care. There are no cages at Denise’s home. Her cats are treated like family as they wait to be adopted.
SCOOP, Inc., or Save Cats and Obliterate Overpopulation, Inc., was awarded $700 in 2017 after applying for a foundation grant.
The group used the money to fund spaying and neutering for 10 cats through a program to help Cincinnati’s feral and stray cat population.
SCOOP also operates a sanctuary for special-needs cats.
CROSS’D PAWS FARM SANCTUARY
The motto for this sanctuary in Egg Harbor City, N.J., is “soft landings for old souls.” The farm is home to cats and equines who are too old to likely be adopted.
The sanctuary applied for a grant in 2017 for a summer shelter for its cats to give them more room, and to let them be outdoors in three seasons. The foundation awarded the farm $950 for the project.
The cats of Cross’d Paws Farm in Egg Harbor City, N.J., watch as building begins on their summer shelter.
Jeanne Starmack, left, chairwoman of the Allie Foundation, gives a check for $100 to Denise Herbe of Herbe’s Kitties in Fombell, Pa.