| American Shorthairs are descended from British Shorthairs. The ancestors of American Shorthairs were carried on ships sailing from England to America for the purpose of killing mice. American Shorthairs come in dozens of different color combinations. American Shorthairs can be prone to congenital heart defects.
American Shorthair Rescue
D.C. Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
District of Columbia - Washington, DC 20002
D.C. Animal Shelter 202-576-6664
District of Columbia - Washington 20011
Washington Animal Rescue League 202-726-2273
District of Columbia - Washington, DC 20012
Washington Humane Society 202-882-5837
If you find any of the above spay/neuter information is incorrect,
or if you know another low-cost clinic to recommend, please
call Rescue Me! at 1-800-800-2099 with this information.