PETCO Future Uncertain

By WBNG News

PETCO Future Uncertain

October 17, 2011 Updated Dec 5, 2013 at 10:08 AM EDT

Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) After last month's flood wiped out nearly 100 animals at an area Petco Store, the company says it is unsure if it will return to Johnson City.

Despite highly publicized river flood warnings Petco failed to evacuate all of its animals at its Johnson City Store.

On the company's website today, Petco's CEO Jim Meyers announced that the company has serious concerns about reopening with a full complement of animals at the Harry L. Drive location.

Meyers says, "The risk of future flooding in this location feels simply too great, given how quickly waters can rise and the fact that evacuating animals also poses health and safety risks to animals, as well as to humans."

In the meantime, Meyers says the company is continuing to provide pay and benefits to the Johnson City team.

However, they are encouraging associates to devote some of their to help with flood recovery efforts.