If you’re Christmas shopping in San Francisco this year, you might come home with a furry package!
Press your nose up against the Holiday Windows at Macy’s in San Francisco, and you’ll find a window full of holiday pets, adoptable animals from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).
The magic of the Macy’s Believe windows began November 18 and runs until January 1, 2012. The San Francisco SPCA’s experts will help you Meet Your Match and adopt right from the adoption outpost in Macy’s.
Over the past six years, the Macy’s Holiday Windows have helped the San Francisco SPCA raise over $320,000 and find homes for more than 2,000 animals.
In case you think I’m making this up, click here to watch live streaming video of adoptable animals in the Macy’s Holiday Windows, sponsored by KSFO. Choose from six video streams, each featuring a different Holiday Window!
How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?
Adoption prices vary depending on an animal’s age and size. Kittens can be adopted for $100, and a second kitten may be adopted for free within 30 days of the first adoption.
Prospective adopters can set their own price for adopting adult cats, with a minimum of $20, SF SPCA spokeswoman Krista Maloney said. Puppies are $300, senior dogs–those over 7 years old–are $80, adult dogs under 20 pounds are $100 and adult dogs over 20 pounds are $225, Maloney said.
“It’s Really One Of The Nicest Things That We Do”
The SPCA brings some animals over from the shelter in the morning and about six to 12 animals are on display at any given time. The pets are rotated through the windows depending on how well they get along with one another, Maloney said.
As the production supervisor for Macy’s Visual Windows puts it in the video below: “It’s really one of the nicest things that we do.”
Want to see some cute cats and dogs? Watch this video that SF SPCA did about the holiday windows back in 2009:
Photo Credit: PicturesOfCats