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[By Steven Luo | 28 Nov 2012 | No Comments]
Kittens and puppies up for adoption from the San Francisco SPCA are on display at Macy's Union Square during the holiday shopping season. (Steven Luo/ CALIFORNIA BEAT)

Puppies and kittens are striking a pose for holiday shoppers at Macy’s Union Square during the holiday shopping season as part of the San Francisco SPCA’s adoption event to find homes for the shelter’s cats and dogs.

As predicted when this year’s window display was unveiled earlier this month, it’s another big hit.

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[By Andrew Leonard | 17 Nov 2012 | No Comments]
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. 

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[By Beat News Service | 15 Nov 2012 | No Comments]

A prominent display that will hopefully find homes for San Francisco’s homeless cats and dogs this holiday season will be unveiled Friday.

Macy’s and the San Francisco SPCA will pull back the curtains on its 2012 holiday windows display at the department store chain’s Union Square location during a 5 p.m. ceremony at the corner of Stockton and O’Farrell Streets. 

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[By Beat News Service | 29 Nov 2010 | No Comments]

Kittens purring and puppies barking can be grouped into the sounds of the holiday season at San Francisco’s Macy’s store. The annual display of pets up for adoption from the city’s SPCA is stopping brisk-walking holiday shoppers and drawing them to window displays featuring the animals who are in need of a home along Stockton and O’Farrell Streets.

This season’s display is the 24th annual campaign at the San Francisco Macy’s store to raise money for the SPCA and find homes for dogs and cats every year.

Bay Area Snapshots »

[By California Beat | 22 Dec 2008 | No Comments]

Despite an economic downturn, the final weekend before Christmas was quite busy in San Francisco, at least activity-wise it was. On Friday night, the annual lighted boat parade wowed those who braved the chilly weather along the Aquatic Park pier and Marina Green to see yachts and other private vessels sail by. At Ghirardelli Square, carolers sang Christmas hymns in front of the Christmas tree there.  Down at Union Square in San Francisco, the ice rink was full of skaters zipping past spectators on the sidelines. Shoppers flooded the nearby Macy’s store and crowded window-fronts to see the San Francisco SPCA’s kittens and puppies up for adoption this holiday season.