In the U.S., Brianna Walton from Maine is passionate about cats, so when one of her foster cats gave birth to a litter of kittens, Brianna decided to keep one who she named Gracie.
Everything was going well with her new feline family until Brianna noticed that the five-week-old kitten began losing huge clumps of fur.
Gracie's fur loss continued until she had pretty much lost most of her fur. Brianna was beside herself with worry. Understandably, she was convinced this extreme fur loss must mean that the poor kitten was seriously ill.
Brianna whisked Gracie off to the vets to try to get to the bottom of what was wrong with the kitten.
The vet examined Gracie, and told a surprised Brianna that the kitten was perfectly well apart from a slight fever. While Brianna was very relieved, she was also baffled. Why then had Gracie lost all her fur?
The vet's explanation was not what Brianna had expected. It turned out that the hair loss was due to a rare genetic mutation that made Gracie a wolf-cat.
Wolf-cats or Lykoi are domestic cats who only have one coat of fur. When this single layer of fur moults every six months, the feline can often resemble a werewolf.
Since discovering that adorable little Gracie is extra special, Brianna has taken to TikTok to share clips of the unique feline so more people can learn about this unusual type of kitty.