Weekend Cat Blogging: SF SPCA Holiday Windows

Every year during the holidays, San Francisco SPCA teams up with Macy’s in San Francisco to feature adoptable pets in the holiday window displays at their main store in Union Square.  For Weekend Cat Blogging, we at CatSynth present some of the cats that are featured in the windows and available for adoption.

While many of the cats go about their normal routines, this particular youngster was hamming it up for the visitors (and their cameras):

Like most holiday window displays, there is an overarching theme to the decor. This year was probably my favorite to date, as it featured scenes reminiscent of New York City during the holidays, with patches of snow on tall buildings, sidewalks and bridges. I particularly liked how the display featured this steel bridge converted into a walkway (and comfortable sleeping platform) for the cats:

At one point during my visit, one of the black kittens came over to play with the sleeping orange kitten:

The black kitten wanted to play and “make friends”, alternately batting and grooming the other one, who seemed to have no interest whatsoever. A similar scene ensued with the two older cats below the bridge, where the darker one came over and started enthusiastically grooming the lighter cat, who was less than enthusiastic about this. Nonetheless, all the antics provided an added dimension to the visit.

You can read more about the program at the official Macy’s SF/SPCA Holiday Windows site. This year, they are also provide live streaming video for those who cannot come to see the windows in person, including mobile streaming page for iPad/iPhone/iPod devices:

The SF SPCA is of course welcoming donations to support this program and all its other efforts.


Weekend Cat Blogging #289 is hosted by the tireless Nikita Cat at Meowsings of an Opinionated Pussycat.

The Carnival of the Cats will up on Sunday at When Cats Attack!

And the Friday Ark is at the modulator.

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10 Responses to “Weekend Cat Blogging: SF SPCA Holiday Windows”

  1. pam Says:

    What a great idea!

  2. The Chair Speaks Says:

    We love that New York city decor and the bridge!

  3. Mickey Says:

    We like the SPCA’s idea :)
    We hope it gains them great attention and donations ,
    not to mention adopters :)

  4. Karen Jo Says:

    I like this idea for showcasing cats up for adoption. I hope they all find forever homes.

  5. Daisy the Curly Cat Says:

    I love it!

  6. Jill Says:

    that’s a great idea. these guys are super sweet, surely they’ll find happy homes in no time!!

  7. Judi Says:

    Such beauties! And, a great idea. My nieces volunteered with their local humane society in Wyoming over the holidays and I am so proud of their efforts.

  8. The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie Says:

    That’s so very cool! We hope lots of kitties get adopted!!

    The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

  9. Kitty Says:

    Awwwwww. so cute! I do hope they get adopted.
    I wonder what they think of all the decor. :)

  10. Snowcatcher Says:

    Thanks for sharing this! I’d never heard of such a thing, and I love the idea! I hope all those precious little felines find happy homes where they will be cherished!