Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

Meet Scrappy, An Adorable Black Cat Who Is Slowly Turning Into A Snow White Feline

When David, a feline lover, adopted this little kitty, little did he know that he was in fact taking home an enigmatic creature whose physicality would begin to change after a few years.

This senior kitty was born as an adorable black kitten but within a few years, his coat began to develop white patches, making him look all the more beautiful and stunning. His extremely rare condition has made this feline into an overnight internet sensation, with admirers all over the world.

Scrappy was born in 1997. He was a black kitten.

When he was seven years old, his fur began to change colour.

Scrappy was born in 1997. He was a black kitten.

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Scrappy is a perfectly healthy feline, with a rare condition.

Describing his first encounter with Scrappy, David said, "Scrappy was sitting on his own, and though he was cute, we didn’t think others would regard him to be as cute as his siblings. I made the decision to take Scrappy as I knew he would be the last one to be taken, if at all.

Scrappy is a perfectly healthy feline, with a rare condition.

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But after some years, Scrappy’s appearance began to raise concerns.

Seven years after he was adopted, something peculiar began to happen to Scrappy. He suddenly began to develop what his owner calls "white patches" on its fur, spreading from his shoulder to his head.

But after some years, Scrappy’s appearance began to raise concerns.

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Like any other concerned owner, David decided to take Scrappy to a vet.

"My initial reaction when the white patches appeared to become more frequent was to take him to the vets as I thought he had a stroke," David recalls.

The vet assured David that the kitty’s color transformation was nothing to be concerned about and that he was actually affected with a rare skin condition called vitiligo.

Like any other concerned owner, David decided to take Scrappy to a vet.

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Vitiligo is an extremely rare condition in cats.

Vitiligo is a loss of pigmentation in the skin, due to destruction of pigment-forming cells known as melanocytes. There is no cure for this condition.

Vitiligo is an extremely rare condition in cats.

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