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PHOTOS: Macy’s & SF SPCA Unveil 2012 SF Holiday Pet Adoption Windows

By Andrew Leonard November 17, 2012 No Comments Print Share
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Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown looks at a puppy in the window of Macy’s on Union Square. Andrew Leonard / CALIFORNIA BEAT

Like the Christmas tree in the center of Union Square or the lights at Embarcadero Center, the sight of adorable puppies and kittens has become synonymous with the holiday spirit in San Francisco.

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown did the honors to unveil this year’s SPCA holiday pet adoption display at the Macy’s department store Friday afternoon in front of a crowd of spectators who wanted to be among the first to say hello to the animals. 

For the next six weeks, homeless puppies and kittens will be on display at the corner of Stockton and O’Farrell Streets with the hope that shoppers — during the madness of the holiday season — will take home some needy animals or cut a check to the city’s largest animal shelter.

Last year’s holiday adoption campaign found homes for 325 animals and raised nearly $80,000 for the SPCA which was the most successful campaign in the program’s 25-year run, according to the SPCA.

Animals will be on display through New Year’s Day.


Contact Andrew Leonard at aleonard@californiabeat.org


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