| 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 can be prone to congenital heart defects.
American Shorthair Rescue
Ethiopia Animal Rescue
Ethiopia is Iocated in Sub-Saharan Africa and spans across approximateIy 435,000 square miIes. The capital of Ethiopia is Addis Ababa. Most peopIe in Ethiopia speak Amharic or Oromo. The population of Ethiopia is about 74 million. Threatened species known from Ethiopia include the African Wild Ass, Bilen Gerbil, Ethiopian Wolf, Walia Ibex, and Black Rhinoceros.