The San Francisco SPCA and Macy's Partner for 27th Annual Holiday Windows

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Hundreds of homeless cats and dogs find new families during this iconic holiday event.

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The Windows have become a true holiday tradition in San Francisco. This event allows us to find homes for animals in need while also educating the public about animal welfare issues that impact San Francisco.

Celebrate the season by joining the San Francisco SPCA and Macy's for the 27th annual Holiday Windows event, where adoptable cats and dogs are showcased in Macy's holiday windows in Union Square. On November 22nd, at 5 p.m., the Windows will be unveiled on the corner of Stockton and O'Farrell Streets by cast members from Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon. Before the windows are unveiled, the De Marillac Academy choir will perform classic holiday songs. Last year, nearly 300 animals found homes during the Holiday Windows event and $80,000 was raised to support the SF 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."

In the spirit of the holidays, those looking to welcome a lovable furry friend into their home can meet an animal in need by visiting the SF SPCA Holiday Windows at Macy’s Union Square.

The Holiday Windows would not be possible without the help of volunteers. Last year more than 1,000 volunteers helped collect donations and greet the public. Volunteer shifts are only two hours and require no prior training. Groups are welcome as well. For details or to sign up, visit or call 415-554-3008.

Each year the Windows have a new theme. Holiday 2013 will be a new spin on the 2012 Iconic Holiday Celebration Windows theme, which featured Thanksgiving Day parade floats, Union Square ice skating, and holiday gift giving.

If you can't make it to the windows, you can still watch the animals online! All of the windows are equipped with video cameras that stream to

For those who can't make it to Macy’s, the SF SPCA will be waiving the adoption fees for animals adopted on weekdays from the permanent SF SPCA Adoption Center at 250 Florida Street.

The San Francisco SPCA

The San Francisco SPCA is a 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.

Support the San Francisco SPCA by adopting, donating, volunteering and becoming a client of the state-of-the-art SF SPCA Veterinary Hospital at the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center. SF SPCA has San Francisco volunteer opportunities to care for shelter dogs and cats, conduct adoption counseling, assist clients and veterinary staff at the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center, 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

About Macy’s

Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Macy's stores and offer distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Building on a 150-year tradition, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities that make a difference in the lives of our customers.

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