Munchkin cat Breeders in New Mexico

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Our shelter had it's beginnings in the mid 90's and formally became a nonprofit organization in 2001. The dream of Lee and Sophia DiClemente has grown to be the largest no-kill animal shelter in New Mexico. Lee passed in 2010, but Sophia carries on with the support of a small staff, a large number of volunteers, and numerous donors - large and small.

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Please see the Calendar page at our website for up-to-date information about our many adoption and fundraising activities. In addition to adopting from our main facility, we also have pets at our new resale store/adoption center, some Albuquerque PetSmart stores, and other locations visited by our mobile adoption vehicle.

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by mr2gurl

Im dissapointed because I cant find one that mentions the rabbit burrow hypothesis. Hehe
"History
Munchkin is a naturally occurring, domestic cat breed characterized by unusually short legs. These short-legged cats have been documented in 1930s in England. But World War II took its toll on the cat and threatened the extinction of this species. These cats were rediscovered in Europe in 1980s. Breeders undertook measures to conserve this breed and since then this breed has flourished. Recently it has been accepted as breed by TICA. "

FAQ

Srsly?
Why do people breed deformed cats?

Cats weren't meant to have no hair, have folded ears, or no tail, or short legs. It's not natural. No animal-loving person could possibly breed for what is clearly a deformity.

Any opinions?
You fail to realize they carry a high risk of illnesses. They must be very, very carefully bred in order to avoid these, and even then the risk is high. They're cute of course, but it is, in the end, a deformity that should not be bred.
Just because it is a natural mutation does not make it okay. If a human was born with no limbs, is it natural? Of course. But it is still…

Many of the things you are calling "deformed" are harmless, natural mutations. The Manx cat is a naturally occurring breed from the Isle of Man. Spynx and Peterbalds are also naturally occurring - and harmless. The Spynx, other than being cold, is a very hardy cat. The Scottish fold is another naturally occurring mutation - as is the long haired gene! These breeds you site are not unhealthy, so you're really misinformed. They carry no higher risk of illness than any other breed or domestic short hair. What does a folded ear, for instance, have to do with healthy kidneys, or…

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