SPCA Holiday Windows

How can you say no to these faces?

P1010181 SPCA volunteers Abby, Karson, Julia, and Cameron (not pictured) want you to donate to help animals this holiday season.

P1010173Every year, Macy’s San Francisco gives precious retail advertising space to the orphan animals of the SPCA. Not only do they ask passersby to donate for these poor little guys, they can actually adopt a pet right on the spot! Every animal has been medically screened, vaccinated, microchipped and spayed or neutered. Each animal will come with a 30-day medical assistance plan at the SF/SPCA infirmary, plus a gift bag filled with samples, treats and valuable certificates from sponsor partners of The SF/SPCA and Macy's.

The window theme this year goes along with Macy’s “Believe” campaign. With the main window showing our favorite guy in red, the other pet windows show letters from children and pets to Santa. These pictures allow you to see some of the cute pets napping their day away in the cozy surroundings as passersby admire their holiday home. Shoppers in the Bay Area can check out the windows from now until January 3rd, 2010.

P1010172At www.sfspca.org, you can watch the animal webcam and donate from your pc.  If monetary support is not your cup of tea, they are also asking for volunteers to assist in the event’s success like the girls above .

Macy’s has been a holiday staple in San Francisco’s season for what seems like forever. The buildings spanning two city blocks on Union Square have long been the hub of December activity. Although the SPCA windows seem to be their main focus, their other displays do not disappoint.


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Holiday Consumerism To Benefit Homeless Animals

Every year, Macy’s Union Square in San Francisco gets a visit from Santa and his little animals. These particular animals are homeless cats and dogs from the San Francisco SPCA.  P1010265 The window themes this year are the best I’ve seen. Each little fur ball is set in what appears to be the outside courtyard of a home. A miniature Victorian with ivy garland twirled around the balustrade and down the columns provides a cozy scene as you look into the house windows to find a decorated holiday tree. Another window is fitted with a more modern home façade with a mock waterfall in the front. There is also a log cabin style complete with rain boots out front as if someone has just come in from fishing.

Of course, the animals don’t care that they are in cute confines. They just want water, food, a warm place to sleep, and your love. Adoption fees for these critters go to support the San Francisco SPCA. Last year they raised a reported $37,000 and found homes for 277 pets.  P1010261

According to the SPCA website at www.sfspca.org, each animal comes with a 30 day gift of pet health insurance, a free dog or cat advice DVD, a leash and collar (for dogs) and discounts on most SF/SPCA training classes.  Adopters also receive a gift bag filled with samples, treats and valuable certificates from sponsor partners of The SF/SPCA and Macy’s.

Animals are on display from store opening to one hour before they close from now until January 1st.

If you don’t live in San Francisco, you can still see the animals live on KSFO sponsored webcams here: http://www.sfspca.org/adoption/macys.shtml