Disfigured cat in Burligame needs a new home

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A two-year old cat who lost portions of both ears due to a severe case of mange is now up for adoption, according to the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA.

Rogue was brought to the Burlingame shelter in January with the most severe case of mange the veterinarian staff had ever seen. She underwent a successful treatment, but suffered the disfigurement and loss of hair on her head. 

“The extent of disfigurement means Rogue was probably suffering for a long time with mange,” according to Buffy Tarbox, Communications Manager.  “But despite this, she is an exceptionally sweet two-year-old cat who wants a home where she can be an indoor only cat and have lots of love and attention.”

Mange is when microscopic mites attach themselves to animal’s skin. They burrow underneath the surface and cause intense itching and irritation. The mites can be removed with proper treatment, just as they were with Rogue.

Rogue does not have a microchip and no one has come forward to claim her yet. Since treatment, Rouge has been spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. Her adoption fee is $80. Treatment was possible through the PHS/SPCA’s donor funded Hope Program, which on average saves the lives of 150 animals a month. 

People interested in meeting Rogue can visit the PHS/SPCA shelter at 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame or call at 650-340-7022. The shelter is open for adoptions 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. Potential adopters should arrive at least an hour before closing time to complete an adoption.