By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ A half-dozen cats that were abandoned in Apponaug after their elderly owner, known to be a reclusive animal collector, died have wound up at the Pet Refuge on Stony Lane.
According to Donna Hawkins, a Warwick cat expert, the family of the late Pat O'Sullivan arrived from out-of-state, went through the house and then left, leaving the cats to fend for themselves.
Worried that the animals â€“ some of whom are elderly and ill â€“ would be euthanized, Hawkins and a handful of neighbors began tending the animals.
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