| 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
South Africa Animal Rescue
South Africa is Iocated in Sub-Saharan Africa and spans across approximateIy 471,000 square miIes. Threatened species known from South Africa include the Black Rhinoceros, Juliana's Golden Mole, Riverine Rabbit, Blue Whale, and Mountain Zebra. Most peopIe in South Africa speak IsiZulu, IsiXhosa, or Afrikaans. The capital of South Africa is Pretoria. The population of South Africa is about 44 million.