What Happened to the Backpacking Kitty?

By Michael Ferguson

Backpacking Kitty was a beloved cat who had a very unique story. He was a rescue cat that was adopted by an American family in 2014 when he was just a kitten. The family decided to take him on their backpacking trip across Europe, and he quickly became an internet sensation.

He gained popularity on social media with his charming personality and his adventurous spirit. He traveled all over Europe, visiting famous landmarks and seeing the sights. Everywhere he went, people stopped to take pictures of him or pet him.

Backpacking Kitty’s fame spread far and wide, and he even had his own hashtag – #backpackingkitty – that people used to share their photos of him from different places around the world. The family continued traveling with Backpacking Kitty for almost two years, until they made the heartbreaking decision to leave him behind in 2016.

The reason why they left Backpacking Kitty behind remains a mystery, but it is believed that it had something to do with his health. After their trip ended, no one heard from Backpacking Kitty ever again. It is unknown what happened to him after the family left him behind in Europe.


The story of Backpacking Kitty is one of mystery and heartbreak. No one knows what happened to the beloved cat after his family left him behind in Europe in 2016. All we can do is remember the charming feline traveler who captured the hearts of millions around the world during his two year journey with his human family.