BANGOR – A former volunteer at a pet charity in Maine has left the organization hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The Bangor Humane Society said Thursday that the $395,000 left to it by former volunteer Shann Gillespie was an unexpected donation. Gillespie, who died unexpectedly in March, made the gift through her will.

The Humane Society says Gillespie was a quiet woman who loved cats. The organization says it plans to use the money to continue giving cats shelter in honor of Gillespie.

A check is to be provided to the organization Friday.

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