SMOKEY the cat has the loudest purr on the planet – and now she’s revving up her lawnmower-like voice for this year’s LovePets Show.
As the new Guinness World Record-holder and a recent ambassador for Cats Protection, she’s the purrfect feline guest at the great-value family day out for people who are passionate about their pets.
Smokey will meet hundreds of visitors to the LovePets Show on Saturday and Sunday 30 October 29 and 30.
Having clocked a peak of 67.7dB to set the Guinness World Record this year, she is capable of purrs topping 90dB when measured at close distance – as loud as a lawnmower, a diesel engine or a newspaper press.
LovePets features an exciting celebrity line-up, with TV vet Marc Abraham hosting the show and telling humorous tales from his life as a vet, and opera-singing Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists Pippa Langhorne and pup, Buddy, among the many attractions in the main arena.
Joining them over the LovePets weekend will be a wealth of family entertainment including ferret-racing, captivating displays of dog agility and the chance to meet an amazing giant tortoise, intriguing reptiles, magnificent birds of prey and cuddly creatures of all shapes and sizes.
Dog behaviour experts Jez Rose and Karen Wild will be sharing training tips, a team of huskies will be displaying their sled-pulling skills, and there will be a miniature Shetland ponies presentation.
Cats Protection will be matching pets looking for love with new owners through a ‘rehoming wall’.
LovePets is sponsored by Mars Petcare, Zoflora, Welcome Cottages, Direct Line Insurance, Your Dog, and Your Cat Magazine.
The event takes place at the indoor EXEC venue at the East of England Showground, Peterborough.
While visitors won’t be allowed to bring their own pets into the venue, there will be plenty of animals inside to make a fuss of. Parking for the pet exhibition is free.
Tickets pre-booked at www.lovepetsshow.co.uk offer a substantial saving, with online family tickets (two adults and three children) just £12. Nominated animal welfare charities will receive 10 per cent of ticket sales.