scrappy the cat with extraordinary black and white markings patterns
Scrappy was born a black cat, now turning white due to vitiligo.

Meet Scrappy the cat! This 17 year old cat has some extraordinary markings. He is now a black and white cat but when he was born he was completely black.

According to Scrappy’s Facebook page: “Scrappy was born in 1997 as a black cat and only a few years ago he started turning white (maybe vitiligo) and has ended up with this extraordinary pattern.”

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scrappy the cat with extraordinary black and white markings patterns

Scrappy is perfectly healthy for his age. He started getting white spots on his fur when he was 7 years old.

Vitiligo is extremely rare in cats. Scrappy was born to a litter of five, but he has this unusually beautiful camouflage markings that make him stand out. The color changing seems to have slowed down a bit according to Scrappy’s page.

At 17 years old, Scrappy is a healthy and happy cat.

scrappy the cat with extraordinary black and white markings patterns

Vitiligo is very rare in cats.

scrappy the cat with extraordinary black and white markings patterns

When it happens, it is most easily seen on black cats.

scrappy the cat with extraordinary black and white markings patterns

Rolling on his back, ready for a belly rub!

scrappy the cat with extraordinary black and white markings patterns

Scrappy developed a patch of white fur when he was 7 years old.

scrappy the cat with extraordinary black and white markings patterns

Now he looks absolutely stunning with his camouflage markings!

scrappy the cat with extraordinary black and white markings patterns

WATCH VIDEO: Scrappy playing by the table!

Posted by Scrappy on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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A man found three little feral kittens outside his apartment complex. He spent days trying to rescue them and wouldn’t leave anyone behind.

He shared the rescue story via reddit: “I saw this poor little kitten sitting outside the closed bar in my apartment complex. I was so sad for this poor kitten, but I was late for work and couldn’t stop. Then on Monday as I was leaving for the store I saw the kitten again! Only there were two of them!

So I went back to my apartment, grabbed a box. and some treats and set out to catch ’em all pokemon style.

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man rescues 3 feral kittens then now

I set up some treats and along came these two guys. And I was like sweet! But they never came out of the bushes when I was nearby. I was very sad. So I had some wet cat food lying around and I figured that might coax them out!

And with luck it did. Sadly the end result was the same, they little guy (or gal) just ran when I got close.

So then I remembered I had a cat carrier so I went back to my apartment and got my cat carrier. When I returned I saw there were THREE kittens.

I setup my cat carrier. But at this point I didn’t see them again that night so I packed it in.

Several people suggested I get a trap from the local humane society. The next day I did just that and got a humane trap. But the weather was against me. The tropical storm or depression or whatever it was rolled into Austin and it was pouring rain. There was no way I could setup the trap where I had found the kittens originally.

So instead I set it up on the deck of the subway attached to my apartment complex (the trap is on the right side, its hard to see).

man rescues 3 feral kittens then now

Anyway within 30 minutes one of the little guys showed up and got himself trapped! First kitten rescued. I totally forgot to take a picture and when I let him out in my apartment he immediately hid.

I went back out and stayed for 2 hours in the pouring rain (the trap and I were shielded though) but to my dismay the other too kittens were no shows.”

But that didn’t stop him. He was determined to get all the kitties into a safe home, so he went there again on another day hoping this time he could succeed.

“I set up the trap in the same spot, took my chair, listened to Ronald Jenkees and browsed reddit. I waited 30 minutes and no kittens had showed up so I started to lose faith.

However just as I stood up one of the kittens jumped up onto the deck! I backed away as stealthily as I could and waited.

man rescues 3 feral kittens then now

So now I had two kittens, but I didn’t want to leave the third one all alone without his brothers (or sisters). So out I went again braving the light drizzle.

I waited an hour before the third one finally showed up. And he was a tricky one, he wouldn’t even get close to the cage if he could see me (I was about 20 feet away mostly obscured by a trash can). So I waited 5 minutes and then peaked. He was trying to get at the food from outside the cage rather than go in. He saw me and hid at the edge of the deck just peaking his head up to see if I was there. This happened 3-4 more times until I said… I’m going to wait 20 minutes without peaking.

And I finally got him :). And when I let him out it was a mew fest for 20 minutes all three of them just mew mew mew.”

It took him about 3 months trying to tame the kitties, but everything was well worth it! “They eat tons of food and make me clean the litter box constantly… and they have names as well.”

This is TT, the tiniest tabby.

man rescues 3 feral kittens then now

This is Jayne.

man rescues 3 feral kittens then now

And this is Blake.

man rescues 3 feral kittens then now

All three of them share a bed with their human and like to wake him up at 5:30 in the morning! “3 days trapping; 3 months domesticating, and 3 cats I can’t do without!”

man rescues 3 feral kittens then now

WATCH VIDEO: Three little buddies in their new safe home!

WATCH VIDEO: Same toy ball from the previous video, but the kitties are all grown up!

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Can’t believe it’s been a year already. Maru’s human put together a really cute video of Maru’s best moments of the year to celebrate this special day.

Happy 8th birthday Maru!