May 142015
 

Rescue cat Merlin

Merlin, a rescue kitty from Torquay, Devon (UK) now has plenty to make a noise about after being confirmed as having the world record for Loudest purr by a domestic cat.

Merlin, aged 13, who was adopted from an animal rescue centre in nearby Kingskerswell by his owner Tracy Westwood and her daughter Alice, was crowned king of the purrs during recent filming of the Channel 5 TV show, ‘Cats Make You Laugh Out Loud 2’.

With a Guinness World Records adjudicator on hand to verify, Merlin registered a purr measuring 67.8 decibels, beating the previous record of 67.68 decibels set in 2011 by Smokey – another British cat.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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