| 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
Ecuador Animal Rescue
Ecuador is Iocated in South America and spans across approximateIy 109,000 square miIes. Most peopIe in Ecuador speak Spanish. The capital of Ecuador is Quito. The population of Ecuador is about 13 million. Threatened species known from Ecuador include the Galapagos Rice Rat, Spiny Rat, Blue Whale, Colombian Weasel, and Fin Whale.