Shelter cats may suffer from upper respiratory infection, giardia or intestinal parasites. Symptoms of upper respiratory infection include sneezing (often with colored discharge), discharge from the nose and/or eyes, decrease in appetite, dehydration and slight lethargy. Symptoms of giardia or intestinal parasites include  vomiting, diarrhea (often with a pungent odor) and/or dehydration.

If your foster cat is displaying one or more of these signs, please contact the foster coordinator. These ailments can worsen if left untreated.