A kitten peers out of its cage at the shelter. Staff and volunteers spent two weeks scrubbing with bleach and Lysol to disinfect the shelter after a distemper outbreak.
Karen Proctor, a secretary at the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association, cuddles one of nine puppies brought into the shelter Thursday, the first day the shelter was open after spending two weeks closed to deal with an outbreak of canine distemper.
There are a lot of empty cages at the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association shelter on Greenbrier Street. The shelter had a relatively slow day Thursday, its first day open in two weeks, though officials don't expect that to last.