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KCBS Animal Update: How Much Is That Doggie In The Holiday Window?

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— It seems that the holidays come earlier and earlier every year, but it is an exciting time for the San Francisco ASPCA with their animals being the stars of Macy’s holiday window in Union Square.

“We love this time of year,” Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the SF SPCA said. It’s the 27th year of Macy’s showcasing adoptable puppies and kittens in their holiday window display, which they design.

Macy’s sets up an adoption center right in the store. “What you’ll find is beautiful windows; lovely cats and dogs and puppies and kittens,” Scarlett said.

In the annual event’s history, Scarlett said they have found homes for over 8,000 animals. During 2012’s adoption she said they nearly broke their record finding homes for nearly 300 animals.

“We’re looking forward to doing that again this year. We also are able to talk about the plight of homeless animals in the Bay Area and stimulate a conversation,” she said.

There are critics of this event who are concerned about the condition of the animals in the windows.

Scarlett rebutted by saying that safety and finding loving homes for the animals is their top priority. Adopters are screened just as they are in the organizations adoption center.

The windows opening celebration is 5 p.m. on November, 22nd and is always a lot of fun.

You can sign up to volunteer online for two hour-long shifts with no training necessary. Find out more at sfspca.org.

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