SPCA, Macy's Team Up to Find Homes for Shelter Cats

 |  Nov 26th 2010  |   0 Contributions


Homeless cats like these two little cuties are on view for adoption at Macy's in San Francisco. Photo courtesy of SF SPCA

How much is that kitty in the window?

Not much at all, considering that he comes neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. He's also been medically and behaviorally screened and comes with a 30-day veterinary cost assistance program.

The San Francisco SPCA has teamed up with Macy's in San Francisco's Union Square for its 24th annual Macy's Holiday Windows adoption program, which will run through January 2.

The window display has been a highly anticipated annual event since 1987. Since that first year, more than 2,000 animals have been adopted and $250,000 has been raised to support the SF SPCAs hospital, shelter and community initiatives.

USA Today named the window display One of the ten best places to press your nose."

This year's goal is to find homes for 320 cats and dogs. Almost 300 dogs and catswere adopted last year as part of the event.

The Macys Holiday Windows featuringadoptable animals from the SF SPCA has become synonymous with the holidays among San Franciscans and has been an enormous boon to our efforts to bring comfort to the many adorable animals we care for through donations and adoptions, said Jennifer Scarlett, DVM, interim co-president of SF SPCA.

Through this wonderful partnership with Macys, I hope we inspire visitors to open their hearts and their homes to these precious cats and dogs.

The cats will be on display in the Macys windows every day through the holidays, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Days when the store is closed. They live and play in a temperature-controlled environment with strategically hidden litterboxes and lots of comfortable spots for catnaps.

Volunteers are on hand to answer questions about the animals from potential adopters and see that the cats' needs are met. Adopters will also get a gift bag filled with samples, treats, and gift certificates from the sponsors who partner with SF SPCA and Macy's to make the display possible.

Live webcam footage of the cats on display is available here, and a complete schedule of Holiday Windows hours can be foundhere.

[Source: CatChannel]

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