"Just because they're fully paid for doesn't mean there are no expenses," Clark said. "People need to remember there are vet bills they need to think about. There are other bills and expenses that come with owning a pet.
"Owning a pet is a pleasure, not necessity."
There are 13 dogs being held in quarantine.
"Those we are treating or just watching," Clark said.
There are currently no cats or other animals available for adoption.
Adopting dogs, paying the fee for someone else, or temporarily fostering a dog until its new home can be found isn't the only way the public can help, she said.
"We still need any cleaning supplies, paper towels and bleach," Clark said. "We need new litter boxes for cats.
"People have been really good," she said. "We have plenty of food and treats right now. We could use towels and blankets. Because anything we use for bedding we are not reusing, we are throwing them away."
The shelter also is seeking the public's support Saturday at a blowout sale at the shelter's thrift shop. Clark said everything - from knick-knacks to books - had to go because the shelter planned to use the little building to house strays and sick animals before moving them into the main shelter area.
The sale will run 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the thrift shop.
Clark said many people have posted Facebook comments indicating they wanted to help.
"We made it through the holiday. A lot of people said they would do whatever they could to help," she said. "So now we hope they'll do what they said."
Contact writer Cheryl Caswell at cher...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4832.