Archive for June, 2018

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 2018 Door prizes announced!

Yep, more tech more fun!  This year we have 2 door prizes because of our 5th Anniversary – an Echo Dot and an Amazon Fire TV stick!

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!

 

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!