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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2 months ago

Look at me, I have a home!

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Scagsy
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2 months 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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2 months ago

Awwww how precious!

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Carolyn Legg
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2 months ago

My tummy is full.

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Natasha Arceo
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2 months 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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2 months ago

She is so sweet with her big sis!

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Holly Allen
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2 months ago

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

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Eira
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2 months 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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2 months ago

its a purrito haha get it

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Carolyn Legg
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2 months ago

I found some friends

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ƒιѕн
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2 months 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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2 months ago

Sleeping angel!

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Junior Cucumber
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2 months ago

her sweet face!!!!

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
2 months 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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2 months ago

Those BEEEEEANS!

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Eira
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2 months ago

I wish my siblings were like Jasmine...

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Junior Cucumber
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2 months ago

She wants THOSE water wipes!

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⚞ Katniss Everdeen ⚟
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2 months ago

TINY LOAF!!!

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Carolyn Legg
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2 months ago

But, I am cozy

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Scagsy
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2 months ago

Aw SO cute. Little snuggler

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Carolyn Legg
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2 months ago

Borring

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Daria Z
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2 months ago

That fish though 😆

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carol cee
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2 months 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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2 months ago

She always looks like she is smiling!

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Dorothy Cloud
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2 months ago

That's so cute!

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Eira
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2 months ago

"What's THAT?"

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Valerie G.
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2 months 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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2 months ago

There are lip prints on my computer screen

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

Probably a fly

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Margaret Barklay
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2 months ago

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

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