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postheadericon Chartiy Spotlight – CT Humane Society

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!

 

postheadericon The 2018 Mug is here – Full Color is back for our 5th Anniversary!

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.

*Eevee not included.  Your final form may vary.

postheadericon Telegram Chat added! Register now for $10! Don’t pay more at the door!

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!

 

postheadericon $5 REG TODAY ONLY – Cinco de MEOW Sale!

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!

Click here to reg now!

 

postheadericon Furry Picnic 2018 Registration now open!

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!

postheadericon Furry Picnic 2017 registration and hotel reservations are live!

Thank you for your patience!  Our apology for delays in opening registration!

We’re live –  go register!  Need a room? – go get one!

Also remember to customize your badge here after you register!

We look forward to seeing you at the picnic!

postheadericon 2016 Pre-reg – Custom badges, color print, and our thanks!

We always have encouraged everyone to per-register, and why wouldn’t you! Pre-reg makes it faster to get into the picnic and have fun, gets you a custom badge, and a custom art print exclusive by Foxy! The Tigress is back for her 4th 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!

We now have an online form to submit your request for a custom badge – click here! (https://goo.gl/kUQsWg)

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postheadericon CT Diner Meet Friday & Crash Space at Baymont Inn!

It’s not an accident, Furry Picnic is back to back with the monthly CT Diner Meet at 7:00 pm, Friday, June 5th at the Town Line Diner in Rocky Hill, CT!  This will replace our usual meet at the 99 Restaurant in Vernon, making it the Furry Feast Megaweekend extravaganza.

And we know this should be an amazing weekend, we plan on one hell of a good time, and don’t forget, king, queen, and double queen rooms are still available at the Baymont Inn for only $69 (+tax) for both Friday and Saturday night! Check our hotel info page for the info, and be sure mention Furry Picnic for the exclusive rate when you book directly by phone!

postheadericon Registration & Rooms Open for Furry Picnic 2015

We’re back and we’re ready for The Third!  Furry Picnic 2015 is back to Wickham Park and the Baymont Inns & Suites, Manchester, CT for 2105!

The date this year is Saturday, June 6, 2015, Wickham Park, Manchester, CT – back to back with the CT Diner Meet in Rocky Hill, on Friday night!

Non-stop fooding and fun times to ensue – only $10!

Visit our Registration page here, and if you’d like to stay the weekend, check out out Hotel page here our legendary amazing deals on rooms and FULL Suites is still going on, but whether you make Furry Picnic a day trip or party all weekend long, Furry Picnic is ready to rock!

postheadericon Unofficial Pre-Picnic Eat & Greet at Ninety-Nine Vernon Friday Night!

Hello again!  This is the same post as last year pretty much, but it’s just as important!

We know a few folks are arriving early, and after a day of chopping veggies, washing and checking equipment, and shopping, Dark & I will be heading out to eat.  We would love for you all to join us!

 

Friday Night, May 23th – Late Dinner at the 99 Restaurant

295 Hartford Turnpike  Vernon, CT 06066

Meeting outside at 8:30 pm – 8:45 pm, sitting down to eat at 9:00 pm

Casual Dress – *NO EARS, TAILS, FURSUITS, etc, INSIDE! … just be cool. :)

Open seating, but we will try to sit together. Show up late and it’s seating wherever.

 

That’s about it, it’s not the diner meet, so we won’t be hanging around, save the fursuiting and silliness for the picnic, but please join us for some eats and a beverage – no RSVP, again, just show early.

– FrostElf & Darkcougarkat

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