On November 22nd at 5 p.m. cast members from Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon will officially unveil the 27th annual Holiday Windows event, which features cuddly kittens and playful pups in window displays at Macy’s Union Square. Two hundred and eighty-five companion animals were adopted during the 2012 seasonal showcase, and $80,000 was raised to support the San Francisco SPCA’s lifesaving programs.
“The Windows have become a true holiday tradition in San Francisco,” said Jason Walthall, SF SPCA Co-President. “We are incredibly grateful to Macy’s for their ongoing generosity and partnership. This event allows us to find homes for animals in need while also educating the public about animal welfare issues that impact San Francisco.”
“Macy’s is proud to continue the annual tradition of the SF SPCA Holiday Windows,” said Rise Hixson, Visual Manager at Macy’s Union Square. “Every year there is a building excitement in our store in the weeks before we welcome the puppies and kittens into the windows. I fall in love with at least one pet every year. It’s easily my favorite window display because of the joy it brings to so many.”
Doggedly devoted friends of Fidos and felines are invited to take part in the adoption festivities by volunteering for two hour shifts to greet the public and take donations. For details or to sign up, visit sfspca.org/holiday-volunteer.
The event will also help to make the season bright for the dogs and cats remaining at the San Francisco SPCA, as the non-profit organization will be waiving the adoption fees for animals adopted on weekdays from the permanent SF SPCA Center at 250 Florida Street.
If you are unable to make it to Macy’s, you can still press your nose to the virtual glass by watching the pets at play from your computer at sfspca.org/holiday.
When: November 22, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Where: Macy’s Union Square in San Francisco, California
For more information regarding the San Francisco SPCA:
- visit www.sfspca.org
Enjoy a look at a Macy’s Holiday Windows event of Christmas past:
Photo Credit: San Francisco SPCA