Petco expects to reopen Monday
Workers at Petco are busy cleaning up the store and restocking shelves -- some stock had to be replaced -- following the fire at Bed, Bath & Beyond last Monday.
One thing General Manager Carol Hershberger is eager for local residents to know is that all of the animals that were in the store are safe.
They were initially taken to the Genesee County Animal Shelter and, contrary to a prior report, never returned to the store, she said. The animals have all been relocated to other Petco stores.
There's a lot of work, but staff is working hard, she said, to get the store reopened Monday.
Meanwhile, investigators have yet to determine the case of the fire, which started in the bedding department of Bed, Bath & Beyond and caused to smoke to fill both stores (not as heavily, in Petco).
UPDATE 3:57 p.m.: Hershberger called back to say after a long way of work today, she doesn't believe the store will be ready to open Monday. She said she's hesitant to predict when the store will open. "As soon as possible," she said.
THANK YOU to the great volunteers and workers (at Volunteers for Animals and the Genesee County Animal Shelter) for taking in and caring for these animals! Though I did not assist directly with this particular event, I must say that I am SO proud to volunteer for such a great organization and cause! THANK YOU!
Kudos to Petco for taking care of the creatures, and of course to the Genesee Co Animal Shelter for coming through as always.