Originally Posted by luvmyfurbabys
so good handwashing ... and having shoes and clothes just for the days I go there is a good idea... changing before I leave.
Yep, I have shelter clothes and take them off and shower when I get home (but I typically do work with the sick / feral cats not the oh so cute take me home now ones).
If you have a cat at home that is sick or has a low immune system or seems off colour, ask the shelter which cats have not been vet checked or have URI which most shelters deal with in the shelter and avoid those until your cat is better. We isolate rooms with sick cats so people don't have to go into them and all cats are vet checked for distemper etc before being brought in.