Rare Condition: Find Out Why This Black Cat Is Turning White

At 18 years old, Scrappy the senior cat is still very healthy. In fact, he’s a bit of a kitten at heart. You’re likely to find him sitting in boxes, rolling over for belly rubs, or waiting eagerly for feeding time. He’s pretty much just a normal cat–except for his unique black and white fur coat.

Scrappy was born a black cat, but several years ago his coat started to develop white patches. These white spots appeared more and more, and now his fur looks to be about equal parts black and white. Though the color change seems to have slowed down in recent years, it’s left the cat with a one-of-a-kind look that makes him very special.

The color change is likely the result of a rare condition called Vitiligo. And yes, that is the condition that Michael Jackson had that caused his skin pigment to change. But it doesn’t cause any health issues for Scrappy. He’s still the same lovable ball of fur he’s always been. In fact, the only difference is that he looks more unique and interesting than ever!

Would you adopt a cat that looked like Scrappy? Do you like his awesome black and white fur coat? Let us know in the comments below!

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