So the end of June we went in and picked up two 3 month old female siblings from our local shelter to foster-to-adopt. They had previously been in foster care and not at the shelter. The agreement was that the adoption would be final once they were spayed in about three weeks. Within the hour that we brought them home we noticed that they had some diarrhea. We gave it about a week to see if it would settle as it could have been just the adjusting to a new home. However, after a week I let the shelter know that I thought they had some kind of infection and needed to see a vet. They tried saying it was food but made the vet appointment anyways. We picked the kittens up from the vet with a prescription for albon suspension. We have been giving that to them for over a week now and at first there was improvement. The frequency was less, the smell was gone, and the stool was more solid but not totally. Yesterday they both relapsed into the totally liquid diarrhea with blood in the stool. Over this entire time I have emailed and called the shelter trying to get the information regarding what the vet found out, but they will not answer me. They keep saying they don't know anything. So we cannot deal with the vet directly as we do not own the animals. We cannot adopt them because they will not get them spayed when they are sick. We cannot get them better. I am pretty sure that these kittens were sick for quite a while with the previous foster care providers and that they were kept in a barn or shed and issue was ignored. They smelled like hay the first couple times we bathed them. And there is no way if they are in the house you don't notice the diarrhea. Otherwise they are behaving normally, but this is very frustrating. I am not sure we will be able to adopt them if this cannot be resolved and it is clear they have no intention of resolving it.