So this isn't quite shelter medicine related, but I got this incredible photo of this lion at the zoo the other day. Just a few feet away from me and it reminded me of a beautiful orange tabby cat I had seen at the shelter earlier in the day. Clear eyes, no nasal discharge, calmly lying down. No sign of stress URI. That's what I like to see...it's hard enough to see them in captivity, but at least he doesn't seem to show the physical signs of stress (or at least not feline URI as I so commonly see in shelter cats).
Jyothi V. Robertson, DVM
Shelter medicine consultant