As animal lovers, it is very difficult to comprehend how a person could intentionally harm or abandon an animal who trusts them with their care. Sadly, incidents like this happen daily across the world. While it can be easy to feel as if you’ve lost hope in humanity’s ability to show compassion for other living beings, don’t give up so quickly!

This story of Pat the motorcyclist and Party Cat is sure to bring a smile to your face and restore your confidence in the kindness of your fellow human beings.


Pat was on his way back to the East Coast after attending the Born Free motorcycle show in California when he came across an abandoned cat on the side of the road near a Nevada gas station.

“I was at this truck stop getting gas, and this little guy just needed help. He was pretty badly burned, so I picked him up and tucked him inside my vest,” Pat told RevZilla.

With that, it was settled that the kitten would henceforth be named Party Cat and join Pat on his journey across the U.S.

Wherever Pat goes, Party Cat happily follows.

Party Cat has been living on the road with Pat for some time now. Life on the road and inside a vest would be quite uncomfortable for most cats, but Party Cat is so chill and calm he doesn’t seem to mind at all. He even lets strangers pet him at rock concerts!

Speaking of strangers, Party Cat and Pat have been drawing loads of attention from the other festival-goers. It seems that wherever Pat travels, he finds someone who knows him as “the guy who rode cross-country with a kitten in his vest”.



We can’t really be sure of what caused Party Cat’s initial injuries. It could have been abuse, or he could have simply gotten stuck in a car exhaust pipe or even engine. Whatever the case, Party Cat probably wouldn’t have made it this far without Pat’s love and care. We’re sure this little kitty will pay it forward to Pat by catching mice in his shop and sending good vibes to all the customers.

Pat isn’t the most common example of an animal rescuer, but this story just goes to show that animal lovers come in all stripes. Don’t judge a book by its cover!

All image source: Spurgeon Dunbar/Revzilla