Cats are made for love and affection. they are very innocent creatures. Here is a story of two little kittens who are rescued and found a lovely home. A German woman named Nicole always wished to have a cat, but she never thought that her wish will be fulfilled very soon. During her visit to a local farm, she suddenly spotted two little kittens hiding in the corner of a barn. At that time, they were only four-months-old. They were not in a good condition and they desperately needed medical treatment. She was certain that without her help the kitties would not survive long.
“They were in a desolate condition with mites and infections in their ears. It hurt me to see them suffer, so I took both home,” Nicole told. They both were incredibly beautiful with black and white coats and had wonderful and charming personalities. Therefore, Nicole decided to name them ‘Elli’ and ‘Rosie’. With lots of love and care, the sisters have been recovered and quickly they became two strong and healthy kitties. They were now grown ups and enjoying their life.
From the very beginning, Elli was a bit different from the other cats as she showed her honest affection and was extremely cuddly. “She was very playful and sometimes acted more like a dog than a cat,” Nicole said.
9 months later, Nicole noticed a small white patch on Elli’s black coat. “It wasn’t there at the beginning. I thought it was lint and tried to remove it, but it turned out to be her fur,” Nicole explained.
Since then, her appearance started to change as more patches continued to form all over her coat. She is unsure and scared about Elli’s condition, Nicole took her to the vet to find out what was the reason for these marks.
The vet calmed her down and explained that Elli has a very rare condition called vitiligo. Vitiligo is a long-term skin condition characterized by patches of the skin losing their pigment. This rare condition affects about 2% of the general population in humans and is even more uncommon in animals as every animal from cat to horse can develop this condition. There is no effective treatment for vitiligo in companion animals.