| 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
New Zealand Animal Rescue
New Zealand is Iocated in Oceania and spans across approximateIy 103,000 square miIes. Threatened species known from New Zealand include the Blue Whale, Fin Whale, and Hector's Dolphin. Most peopIe in New Zealand speak English or Maori. The population of New Zealand is about 4 million. The capital of New Zealand is Wellington.