Today, let us introduce you to one recent internet sensation named Janie. She's a tiny (and super adorable) kitten who, a couple of months ago, was rescued after being found abandoned on the side of the road in Ontario, Canada. Why do people adore her so much, you ask? Well, first of all, she's absolutely adorable. And secondly, she has this uniquely-colored fur that makes her look like a tiny baby raccoon.

After being found, the kitten was brought to the Tiny but Mighty Kitten Rescue. According to Melissa, the founder of the rescue, the kitty was quite active and vocal despite weighing only 82 grams. Melissa had a plan to keep Janie in an incubator for 2 weeks, bottle-feed her, and when she was proven to be medically clear, introduce her to the cat mommy named June, who was rescued as a pregnant cat a few weeks prior. And that's exactly how it all went.

Janie is now a strong and active kitten adored by thousands of people all around the world. Turns out, the silvery coat that stole pretty much everyone's heart is known as a “fever coat” and it typically occurs when the mother is ill while being pregnant. There's nothing dangerous about it to the kitten, though! However, the cat will probably lose the color once she grows up.

Bored Panda invites you to sit back and enjoy some of the most adorable photos of little Janie. Besides, we had a chance to ask Mellissa some interesting questions, so make sure to look for her answers down below.

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Carolyn Legg
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1 month ago

Look at me, I have a home!

Łukasz Wydra
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1 month ago

Ok, and so my heart is broken now.

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Pauline Bennett
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1 month ago

wHO EVER ABANDONED THIS BEAUTIFUL BABY NEEDS TO BE WHIPPED!

Troux
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1 month ago

Those grey eyes are so captivating!

Dave Chapman
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1 month ago

Hi, just an FYI, but ALL cats are born with Blue eyes. Blue eyes mean a lack of pigmentation and cat's don't start developing the melanin until 6 weeks of age, what you're seeing here is actually what blue eyes look like as they start to develop their permanent colour. Some cats can maintain the blue into adulthood, but Grey is not an eye colour in cats. Normally what some people consider as "grey" eyes, are just a very dull, ruddy blue eye. The medically recognized eye colours for cats are - Blue, Copper, Yellow, Gold, Orange, Green and Red. Of course there are many different shades of these colours. Stay safe! http://messybeast.com/eye-colours.htm

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Marilyn Schmukler
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1 month ago

Talk about an adorable kitten..

Suzanne Pron
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1 month ago

Hes so precious God bless u for saving him

Laila Hernandez
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh, 1 min im scared to death and next, im sitting on a fluffy pink thing, whew, no cars

Cheryl Lortz
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow what is wrong with people i don't get it all they have to do is take it some where safe a rescue or im sure someone would take it an find a home but to dump it to be hit by car an starve to death i don't get it they toss it like trash 🤬

Opal4eva
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1 month ago

PLLZZZ MAY I HUG HERRER

Dana Grunwald
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1 month ago

What a cutie 💗

MagicalUnicorn
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1 month ago

oh my gosh, she's the cutest <3

Thomas Ewing
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1 month ago

Hi! My name is Fuzzbucket! I like you!

Christine Evans
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1 month ago

Gorgeous

Lydia Coy
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1 month ago

COME HERE KITTY

Zophra
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1 month ago

it's like a living stuffed animal... really cute

Susan Sparks
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1 month ago

She is precious oh my!! How could anyone pass by her!!

Teresa Willett
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1 month ago

She is sooo adorable

Selena Nunez
Community Member
1 month ago

So Adorable

Lorrie Dean
Community Member
1 month ago

I just recently found 3 kittens in the dumpster behind our apartment building,1 was dead and the other 2 were malnutritioused and dehydrated,sad to say only one survived,she is so cute, and sweet.how a human being and I use the term loosely could do that to an innocent baby animal is mind boggling. But she is about 5-6 weeks old now and loved very much. It makes you wonder who the animals really are.

Pippa Davis
Community Member
1 month ago

Most fabulous baby I have ever seen. I do however hope and pray that the scum sucking maggot that threw her out has a torturous life and a slow painful death. sorry could not help myself. 😷

Ingrid Delfino
Community Member
1 month ago

Gorgeous

steve
Community Member
1 month ago

So great these wonderful people stepped up and saved this beautiful kitty!

Carole Cook
Community Member
1 day ago

OMG i am soooo in love

Faith Nicole
Community Member
1 week ago

Such a little beauty♡

Tracy Keiger
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Trying to follow up on this kitten. How's everything going. Did he get adopted yet.

chachkimooch
Community Member
1 month ago

Howlin' wolf kitty!

Teresa Spanics
Community Member
1 month ago

AWW 😻

Laura Perkinson
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow beautiful.

Heather Dennis
Community Member
1 month ago

Thank God for good people!

Kathy Guillemette
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1 month ago

You'd have to be totally heartless to toss aside such a pretty girl!!

Diane Kern Linneball
Community Member
1 month ago

You ste it is a domestic cat?

Patricia Hedges
Community Member
1 month ago

This kitten is adorable!! Is she adoptable?? I live in MN and can drive up to puck her up. My email is pattiswork39@gmail.com. please advise??

Kay Thiel
Community Member
1 month ago

Is it aforeever home or are you fostering

KT
Community Member
1 month ago

batman symbol on his chest!

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

So cute! Look at those big paws!

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"Janie was found all alone on a sidewalk. The people who found her told me she was screaming for her life. She was left in the full sun which resulted in some pretty bad burns on her back paws," Mellissa told Bored Panda. "Janie is now 8 weeks! She was about 24 hours old when I rescued her."

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Lisa loves cats
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1 month ago

Awwww how precious!

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Carolyn Legg
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1 month ago

My tummy is full.

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Natasha Arceo
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1 month ago

aww she's cuddling with her kitties

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"Her personality is so special! She’s extremely friendly, sassy, fearless and very affectionate! She’s constantly going around purring!" Mellissa told us. "I think people fell in love with her because she looks “different”. Janie was born with a fever coat which can happen when pregnant cats are sick or stressed. People also love her story because she got to join my other fosters, June and her 4 babies."

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Junior Cucumber
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1 month ago

She is so sweet with her big sis!

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Holly Allen
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1 month ago

So cute! Looks almost like it's not real but a toy!

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Eira
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1 month ago (edited)

She looks like she's wearing a tuxedo/has a napkin under her chin! AHHHHHH!!!

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According to Melissa, little Janie was already catching the attention of the mother June while she was still in the incubator. June would sit there and watch Melissa feed the baby through a large window, anxiously wanting to help. "She wanted that baby so bad and kept crying at the incubator," Melissa told Love Meow. "June immediately accepted Janie as her own as soon as I was able to safely introduce them. June had to lick and clean her for a good 10 minutes, and then she cuddled up with everyone while June's babies were nursing. It was such a sweet moment to witness."

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Natasha Arceo
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1 month ago

its a purrito haha get it

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Carolyn Legg
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1 month ago

I found some friends

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ƒιѕн
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1 month ago

I'll take them all please.

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When asked, how she first got into rescuing kittens, Mellissa told us this: "I started a rescue on my own back in 2017. I was a previous volunteer for my local OSPCA in Cornwall, Ontario. Each weekend I was there I would witness people bringing in tiny newborn kittens and the staff would stick them in a room and close the door. I eventually connected the dots. They were euthanizing them instead of trying to save them. It really upset me! I cried for months and tried to figure out a way for them to let me foster. I was denied even though I offered to fully fund the care they needed. I also offered to bring the kittens back when age appropriate for adoption so they could still make on their adoption fee. No luck! I ended up fostering for another rescue for a few months and then decided to start my own rescue."

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Carolyn Legg
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1 month ago

Sleeping angel!

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Junior Cucumber
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1 month ago

her sweet face!!!!

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ƒιѕн
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1 month ago

Fun Fact: 99.9% of Calico cats are female. Male calicos are extremely rare and only 1:10,000 are fertile.

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"The best part of rescuing is watching my foster babies grow and thrive in my care. It’s extremely rewarding!" the founder of the Tiny but Mighty Kitten Rescue told us. "It’s also so awesome to get to watch their adoptive families fall in love with them! I’m super fortunate that majority of my adoptive families stay in touch and constantly share updates. Some have even made Instagram accounts for all my followers and supporters can continue watching them grow!"

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Troux
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1 month ago

Those BEEEEEANS!

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Eira
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1 month ago

I wish my siblings were like Jasmine...

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Junior Cucumber
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1 month ago

She wants THOSE water wipes!

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⚞ Katniss Everdeen ⚟
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1 month ago

TINY LOAF!!!

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Carolyn Legg
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1 month ago

But, I am cozy

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

Aw SO cute. Little snuggler

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Carolyn Legg
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1 month ago

Borring

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Daria Z
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1 month ago

That fish though 😆

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carol cee
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1 month ago

She is such a cutie!!!! I am so so glad she was rescued, my goodness just the thought of her out there by herself is scary enough!!! Thank you to all of you ,always!!!! You are the kindest people with the biggest and best heart's ever!! Thank you T j and you Thank you💓💞💖👋👏

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Hanne DeBann
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1 month ago

She always looks like she is smiling!

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Dorothy Cloud
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1 month ago

That's so cute!

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Eira
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1 month ago

"What's THAT?"

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Valerie G.
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1 month ago

I had a nursing mom with only one kitten, she very graciously accepted a litter of four that someone left in a box outside a pet store. I had 73 kittens that summer. You can bet that the following summer I asked that I only foster patients and seniors with health problems.

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Mauve Mouse
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1 month ago

There are lip prints on my computer screen

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Eva the Egg
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1 month ago

Probably a fly

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Margaret Barklay
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1 month ago

she certainly loves the camera! She looks straight at the phographer. She is very sweet. 💕💕

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