Something anyone with a soul needs to read.
I am not talking about furs with full animal or nekomata style fursonas, or even furs we hate. I am calling attention the the Furs who have forgotten the original reason this sub culture exists. ACCEPTANCE! We as furries have grown accustomed to there being people just like us in the fandom who could either guide, help, accept, befriend, or even love us. This trait is what made us grow the most, not the porn.
I believe that every living being deserves to be accepted for their faults regardless of their situation, and i would agree that many of us would say, "If a fellow fur came to me for help, i would if i could." Sadly, that is not the case with some of those masquerading around as a furry. A ward of mine has brought to my attention that he has been turned away by "fellow furs" because he is homeless and in need of a safe place to sleep a night or two. Which sickens me deeply to find out that humanitarian values have fallen so low with in the furry culture that we have people claiming to be furries, when all the do is pollute the otherwise, semi-reputable name of our culture.
Now, what i am asking is simple. If you see some one in genuine need, and you have ANY spare resources, give SOME of that excess to them. I did so when i had spare resources to throw around, and still offer much of my self, though not materially, to them. Even if only for 1 night, it lets them know we still care. I care a lot about my wards, and it greatly pains me to hear of their strife when i can do nothing to aid them physically.
Resources Include BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
A warm couch/floor/bed to sleep on
a good meal
a ride around town
any sort of financially helpful information you can legally provide to them
a job (if you are a person in charge of hiring)
a spare blanket for them to wrap up in