Re: [sfbaveg] kitten in the window at Macy's - NOT A BAD THING
- Thank you to those who shared this and other additional information. I
apologize to the person who pointed out to me that I was wrong about the
street name I listed.
I am very relieved to know that the SPCA is on-site and that this is an
effort to promote adoption of homeless animals.
However, I personally do not agree with putting pets in windows like
presents, sometimes leading to, as someone posted, impulse buying of animals
as gifts or for instant gratification without long-term consideration of
life caring for a pet.
I would think that cute, life-size photos of animals up for adoption with
information leaflets in the store could do a very good job for the cause
without product-izing pets or traumatizing young animals.
Thanks again to those who replied.
>From: Moya Stone <agathasprose@...>_________________________________________________________________
>To: Karen Witham <karenwitham@...>, email@example.com,
>Subject: Re: [sfbaveg] kitten in the window at Macy's - NOT A BAD THING
>Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 10:45:05 -0800 (PST)
>Hello Karen et al -
> Please don't jump to conclusions. The animals in the Macy's window
>displays are from the SF SPCA. I volunteer for that event every year and
>the animals are well cared for. They are checked on regularly and those of
>us who volunteer outside the windows monitor the animals and go inside to
>the Macy's SPCA office to let the caretakers know if an animal needs
> I was there on Saturday afternoon working and all was fine w/the
>kittens. I stopped by again Saturday night and I did not see anything
> Macy's is doing a great thing for homeless pets - do not assume they
>have a "lack of concern." As of Saturday, 151 cats had been adopted and 10
>dogs and that's just from the window display since Thanksgiving. They
>should be congratulated.
> I encourage you to go to Macy's, speak to the SPCA people and see for
>yourself. This is not evil Macy's abusing animals - this is a really good
> Cheers - Moya
>Karen Witham <karenwitham@...> wrote:
> Hello everyone --
>My partner told me that he saw a kitten in a window display at Macy's
>(downtown SF) Saturday night -- alone and looking scared as passers-by
>stopped to stare and take photos -- part of some kind of dollhouse exhibit
>on the Sutter Street side.
>I planned to go over today to try to talk to a manager, but I wanted to
>check with the list to see if anyone else had seen/heard of this and see if
>perhaps we could get an activist or humane society organization involved to
>help? I'm concerned for both the individual kitten as well as the message
>being sent to the public about animals (and Macy's lack of concern for
>-- as we know but others apparently do not, animals are not decorations or
>objects, but living creatures.
>Many thanks -- Karen
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