It depends upon the shelter, and how much money they have for vet care and attendants. Look around and ask questions if in doubt. Is everthing clean? Are the cages large enough? What kind of food do they usey?
You would want to look for the same things as you would at a breeder's home. (Of course, at home the kittens can have the run of an entire room--or the whole house, and you can't expect that at a shelter.)
You can check for some things yourself, such as black spots on the skin right above the tail (flea eggs) and black inside the ear (earmite eggs). Of course, you can check how thin or heavy the cat is, too! Good luck! I'm so glad you're getting a shelter cat. As far as worms are concerned, that's not unusual at all. Get the vet check, definitely!
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