From Twitter, come join us!
From Twitter, come join us!
Furry Picnic has only elected to work with a charity only in its 5th year, and it is not without careful consideration, either. Sure, other organizations exist in the state, and even other Furry events in Connecticut, like Tiny Paws Con, have decided to work with CHS, but there’s a lot more to it than just that. Let’s share some reasons
For instance, 52,836 lbs, of pet food in the Pet Food Pantry – how does that work? Well, across all 3 locations, food and pet supplies are collected and then donated onsite. Each location has a Pet Food Pantry – people with needs come, get pet food, and can feed their pet family 🙂
Live release rate – 96.5% – CHS gives many animals a second chance. From dental care, to advanced surgery, and medicines, the investment in care is worth it; having an animal put to sleep is a big deal, not an operating practice. Several happy endings have been made possible because of the care given to animals surrendered and transferred to Connecticut Humane Society. For instance, when Texas was dealing with Hurricanes in 2017, Connecticut Humane Society sent some of their folks to help the shelters, and brought some of the storm displaced animals back, to be adopted in Connecticut. CHS also works with other animal foster families, Rescues, and animal welfare organizations – not only to take in animals in need, but extend placement to animals that may otherwise not be homed. CHS succeeds in the practice that not being adopted by a certain timeframe or circumstance doesn’t mean a death sentence.
Those are 2 positive aspects from our own research that we wanted to share.
The last fact is the one that matters everyday to us, as it impacts our family the most.
Our family is 3 lovely pets larger, and happier, because of the Connecticut Humane Society.
We adopted. Thank you, CHS. We never would have met our first pets without you!
Let’s keep the love going – and see you at the Furry Picnic!
We love having fun, and we’re not shy about being geeks at heart, too. So unplug, go outside, have fun… enjoy the Picnic, and we hope 2 lucky furs win themselves something nice.
Have fun, enjoy, and see you on Saturday!
Our Tigress mascot takes the center stage in our 5th Anniversary edition mug! Full color returns in its first time since 2013! *EVERYONE* gets a mug! So please come get one of these annual collectibles!
Out color change mugs are always a blast, you might even say it’s an Eeveelution.
It’s getting really close now… oh, yes indeed it is.
Be sure to pre-reg before next Saturday, when the reg goes up to $15 at the door. Eek! Pre-reg helps us plan, and saves you money!
Also, join us on Telegram – https://t.me/joinchat/BVn94kg3d-fUvkMP96UDVw
Our official chat is a great way to plan rideshares & crash space, share photos, and keep up with your friends after the event! It’s good stuff!
See you in a week – only 1 week!
Once a year and it starts now! Preregister today for only $5! This deal goes away on Sunday, May 6th, 2018 at 12:00 Noon – don’t be late. Reg before you party this Saturday- then party again in only one month!
As you may have seen if you have picked up one of our event flyers, we are working for the first time with a local charity; for this exciting new addition to the Furry Picnic, we have chosen the Connecticut Humane Society.
The Connecticut Humane Society in a non-profit (501c3) charity, founded in 1881, located at three sites in CT; Newington, Westport, and Waterford, with a mission statement describing themselves as; “the leading resource in the state for companion animal welfare, enriching the lives of families and communities through adoption services, medical care, education, and prevention of cruelty.”
Not only will we be accepting donations with CHS at the Furry Picnic, but they will also be at the event, educating and sharing about their organization, and selling various merchandise to raise funds and awareness!
So please, enjoy your time chatting with the ambassadors from the charity, give as generously as you can, and remember, 100% of donations to the Connecticut Humane Society goes towards the animals in their care!
We always have encouraged everyone to preregister, and why wouldn’t you! Pre-reg makes it faster to get into the picnic and have fun, gets you a badge, and a custom art print exclusive by Foxy! The Tigress is back yet again for her 5th appearance! Your early registration helps us with head counts for food, and we really appreciate that, so much, we will hook you up! It’s another way we can say thank you for being a part of the fun!
For real this time, The Revenge of the Fifth! Furry Picnic 2018 is here again, at its home in Wickham Park, Manchester, CT!
The date this year is Saturday, June 9, 2018, Wickham Park, Manchester, CT!
Non-stop fooding and fun times to ensue – only $10 ($15 at the door)!
Parking has increased slightly to $7.00, and we’ve added 2 new rules at the request of Wickham Park, for fursuiters and all guests. Read here
Visit our Registration page here, and if you’d like to stay the weekend, check out out Hotel page here our rate info for 2018 will be updated shortly, but whether you make Furry Picnic a day trip or party all weekend long, Furry Picnic is ready to rock!
Hey folks, we’re back! I know we gave everyone a little scare there, family things taking down an event like this… well good news, GREAT NEWS… we’re doin’ this.
Wickham Park is the place, and Saturday, June 9th, 2018 is the date – we’re locked in and good to go for the 5th Furry Picnic 🙂
More details to come, including hotel details!