SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., November 2, 2015 – Celebrate the season by joining the San Francisco SPCA and Macy's for the 29th annual Holiday Windows event. The window displays feature adorable – and adoptable – cats and dogs who need loving homes. This tradition is one of the most beloved symbols of the holiday spirit in San Francisco.
On November 20, at 5 p.m., the Windows, inspired by the golden anniversary of the classic holiday animated special “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” will be unveiled on the corner of Stockton and O'Farrell Streets by Snoopy, this year’s special guest. Before the unveiling, children in the De Marillac Academy choir will perform classic holiday songs.
Last year, 267 animals found homes during Holiday Windows and $90,000 was raised to provide year-round support for the SF SPCA’s lifesaving programs. Over the last 28 years, Holiday Windows has helped more than 8,500 animals find loving forever homes.
“This tradition is a wonderful expression of the holiday spirit in San Francisco,” said Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, SF SPCA co-president. “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.”
"Macy's Union Square is proud to continue the tradition of the iconic SF SPCA Holiday Windows," said Robert Sleigh, Vice President Store Manager of Macy's Union Square. "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."
Holiday Windows relies on volunteer support. The short two-hour shifts involve greeting the public, collecting donations, and directing people to the SF SPCA adoption center inside Macy’s. No prior training is required, and groups are welcome to volunteer together. Learn more at sfspca.org/holiday-volunteer (this page will be live on November 6).
Each window is equipped with a camera that streams video to sfpsca.org/holiday, so you can watch the kittens and puppies from your computer throughout the season.
November 20 – January 3, the SF SPCA will be waiving the adoption fees for adult cats (6+ months) adopted at its permanent shelter locations in the Mission and Pacific Heights. For hours and locations, visit sfspca.org/contactvisit.
About the San Francisco SPCA
The San Francisco SPCA is an independent, community-supported, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to saving, protecting and providing immediate care for cats and dogs who are homeless, ill or in need of an advocate. The SF SPCA also works long-term to educate the community, reduce the number of unwanted kittens and puppies through spaying and neutering, and improve the quality of life for animals and their human companions. The organization does not receive government funding and is not affiliated with any national organization.
Support the SF SPCA by adopting, donating, volunteering and becoming a client of our state-of-the-art veterinary hospitals. In addition to our campus in the Mission neighborhood, as a result of our recent merger with Pets Unlimited we now have a second campus in Pacific Heights.
The SF SPCA offers volunteer opportunities to care for shelter dogs and cats, conduct adoption counseling, assist clients and veterinary staff, provide foster care, help with the Community Cats Program, and enrich the lives of people in the community through animal-assisted therapy.
For more information about San Francisco pet adoption, call the San Francisco SPCA at (415) 522-3500 or visit sfspca.org.
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