Update on the 1-800-Flowers/dog rescue storyPosted: July 24, 2012
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.