Then, of course, there's the staple message of the animal shelter community: "Immunize, immunize, immunize."
"It's like spaying and neutering - we say it all the time, but people still don't do it," Clark said.
She was grateful for the steady stream of adoptions that allowed for cleaning (employees and volunteers spent two weeks scrubbing all the shelter's surfaces with bleach and Lysol) and the reopening.
They expected to be closed for at least three weeks, but a steady stream of adoptions cleared out the shelter quicker than expected.
Now, she hopes that all of the animals have found good homes with people willing and ready to care for them. She doesn't want them to end up back at the shelter.
They're gearing up for the often-busy post-Christmas season, when some families inevitably donate pets that seemed like a good idea at Christmas, but became too much of a chore or a burden once their holiday spirit faded.
"In two weeks it will be busy in here," Clark said.
Contact writer Shay Maunz at shay.ma...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4886.