Update on the 1-800-Flowers/dog rescue story

If you missed the original, it’s right here.

From Blog Four Paws:

On Sunday afternoon, 1-800-Flowers refused to respond to the public outcry that came through via their Facebook page and were deleting all comments related to the story. They had since come forward with a statement (after their story had gone viral via Reddit, Facebook and Twitter, and the petition on Change.org had 400+ signatures in under 24  hours) saying:

“At 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, we pride ourselves on offering creative and engaging contests for our customers. We apologize that there has been a misunderstanding about the prize fulfillment regarding our recent There’s a New Bunny In Town. We are looking into the matter immediately and we promise to follow up with the winner to ensure the prize is fulfilled appropriately.”

This afternoon a local television station in Mississippi released a statement saying they had gotten in touch with a 1-800-Flowers PR Representative Yanique Woodal.  She has confirmed that the company has donated a two-year supply of dog food to Lucky Dog Rescue.

Nice job, everybody, getting the word out.


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