Macy’s Holiday Windows Display Adoptable Pets
How much is that doggy in the window? If you’re seriously interested in the little guy you’d be best to contact Macy’s department store in San Francisco pronto, because there are a season’s slew of shelter pets up for adoption! The iconic retail giant has once again joined forces with the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) to launch their annual Holiday Windows event and if its anything like past years, a lot of homeless animals will be crossing “find a family” off their Christmas lists!
Marking the 29th anniversary of this unique and successful partnership, the Annual Holiday Window displays were unveiled at Macy’s flagship Union Square location on November 20th and feature adorable (and adoptable) cats and dogs who need loving homes. The event kicks off one of this cable-car-crazed town’s most beloved holiday traditions and this year’s theme celebrates the 50th anniversary of my personal favorite seasonal classic, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” – including everyone’s favorite beagle, Snoopy.
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Can you believe that last year, 267 animals found homes during Holiday Windows and a whopping $90,000 was raised to provide year-round support for the SPCA’s lifesaving programs? Over the last 28 years, the Holiday Windows has helped more than 8,500 animals find their loving forever homes.
Making the adoption process as seamless as possible, Macy’s has accommodated those who prefer to “shop on-line” by having each window outfitted with a camera that streams video – meaning you can watch the kittens and puppies from your computer throughout the season. And from November 20 to January 3, 2016, the SPCA is waiving the adoption fees for any adult cats (6+ months) adopted at its permanent shelter locations in the Mission and Pacific Heights.
Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, San Francisco SPCA co-president says, “This tradition is a wonderful expression of the holiday spirit in San Francisco. This is our biggest event of the year, and we’re incredibly thankful for Macy’s ongoing partnership. Their support has helped thousands of animals in need.”
Also caught up in the spirit of giving, Vice-President Store Manager, Robert Sleigh says “Macy’s Union Square is proud to continue the tradition of the iconic SF SPCA Holiday Windows. The windows have become a symbol of the holidays in San Francisco. They help us spread the generosity and spirit of the holiday season by finding loving homes for animals in need and bringing joy to the families that adopt them.”
Let’s just hope Macy’s also stocks the requisite holiday bling every pooch and puss needs to make their season bright!
If you’re interested in helping out or learning more about this pet adoption event, visit the San Francisco SPCA.
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