Where’s the money for dogs?
The ASPCA claims jewelry chain Alex and Ani failed to hand over more than $ 99,000 that the company raised through the sale of a special paw print bangle for nonprofits.
Rhode Island-based Alex and Ani began selling the Prints of Love spells in 2014 as part of their charity by design effort, pledging to donate 20% of the $ 34 purchase price and eventual raise more than $ 2 millionaccording to ASPCA.
Alex and Ani have yet to hand over the remaining portion of the cash, according to a November 12 lawsuit filed by the Manhattan Supreme Court filed by the ASPCA.
“Unlike their representations to ASPCA and consumers, Alex and Ani did not donate tens of thousands of dollars in promised funds because of ASPCA under the charitable agreement,” ASPCA court records said.
ASPCA said in a statement it was “grateful” for the support from Alex and Ani’s customers and “wishes to receive the balance of donations made in good faith purchases in support of our mission.”
Alex and Ani didn’t return a message right away.