| 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. Male American Shorthairs are usually 50-75% larger than females.
American Shorthair Rescue
French Guyana Animal Rescue
French Guyana is Iocated in South America. Threatened species known from French Guyana include the Small-footed Water Rat, Giant Armadillo, Giant Otter, and Oyapock's Fish-eating Rat.