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Posted on Mon, Jun 24, 2013 : 3:42 p.m.

Meet a gentle but playful cat named Sunburst, the Ann pet of the week

By Deb Kern

Sunburst is a playful and affectionate young cat, despite a rough start in life. She came into the Humane Society of Huron Valley from a hoarding situation with dozens of cats and had never learned what it was like to be a loved companion. Not only that, she had a litter of tiny kittens to take care of also.

Sunburst did a wonderful job raising her kittens and they were easily adopted, but it has taken Sunburst some extra time to come out of her shell. With lots of TLC and patience from her HSHV foster family, this 2-year-old kitty has blossomed into a loving and playful little cat. She is still shy at times and will therefore need an experienced cat owner to help her get over her timid ways, but once she gets to know you, she purrs with delight when you pet her.

Like many cats, she doesn't really enjoy being picked up or held, but she loves to play and engage you with a toy on a string or her fluffy mouse toy. And, she loves kitty treats right out of your hand!

Sunburst lives with a calm quiet dog in her foster home, and she might be okay with other calm easy going cats (with a proper introduction of course). She does need to be in a home only with older children who can appreciate her bashful nature. If you are looking for a beautiful, sweet cat who will love you unconditionally once she's comfortable, you should ask to meet Sunburst! For information on meeting her please contact us at or call 734-661-3511.

HSHV is open daily at 11 a.m. for adoptions. All pets available for adoption are spayed/neutered, up to date on their vaccinations, medically and behaviorally evaluated, and they have a microchip ID all included in their low adoption fee. Please make adoption your first option.

The Humane Society of Huron Valley, located in Ann Arbor, was awarded the “Best Large Animal Shelter in Michigan" by the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance, for the second time in a row this year, for saving the most lives. HSHV is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies solely on donations from businesses and individuals to support our community programs.

HSHV is not affiliated with the Michigan Humane Society or any other humane organization. The mission of HSHV is to promote responsible and compassionate care of all animals in our community. Please like us on Facebook!

Deb Kern is the marketing director for the Humane Society of Huron Valley.