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Zarafa’s stolen fursuit found in San Francisco, after big support response.


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san-francisco-furry-zaraffa-cable-carHere’s a nice story of community problem solving.

Any time there’s a furry event in San Francisco, Zarafa Giraffe is there. He gets around so much, that he was the featured image (with me too) when SFGate news mentioned “furries” in a silly little story about “The Most Embarrassing Google Searches” per state.

Zarafa is iconic for SF Bay Area furries.  So it was a shock to hear that his fursuit was stolen.

SAN FRANCISCO FURRIES NOW TARGETS FOR ROBBERY was the headline.  That’s very nice personal coverage from Broke-Ass Stuart.  He’s a well known San Francisco personality who does travel writing, news blogging, TV hosting, and even ran for mayor.  The news tip came from Smashwolf.  It made great press, counting the city as a place for the wild and creative, and furries as a unique part of the city.

Broke-Ass Stuart linked Dogpatch Press.  There was already a story here about the scene of the crime – a crossover between the subculturally hot Frolic furry party, the big party Bootie, and it’s venue, DNA Lounge.

Drag Queens vs. Furries at a legendary San Francisco Party – January 30, 2016.

As crushing as the loss was, the stage was set for a very visible search.  (It shows what I take as a credo… if you don’t like what the media does, Be The Media.)

The hunt was on to find a missing purple giraffe.  (How many of those are there?  Exactly… that’s a good fursona.)

So, after the Frolic/Bootie party in SF last nite, my fursuit was stolen from my locked car trunk-a random urban crime. I'm crushed. :(

— Zarafa (@Zarafagiraffe)

January 31, 2016

The silver lining here is you are all overwhelming me with your thoughts and prayers and offers to help. It's a "good" overwhelming. :)

— Zarafa (@Zarafagiraffe)

January 31, 2016

Stolen fursuit in the San Francisco area. Purple Giraffe. Please please keep an eye out. Contact us with any info! pic.twitter.com/dQdHrbGIpx

— Made Fur You, INC (@MadeFurYou)

January 31, 2016

Everyone! @Zarafagiraffe fursuit was sadly robbed :( please retweet!
Please contact him if found!

Contact info- pic.twitter.com/bHI3kAos0c

— President Woofiss (@Woofiss)

February 2, 2016

If history is a guide, a stolen fursuit doesn’t have good chance to be found.  Nobody who’d wear one would steal one, knowing how conspicuous that is.  It’s like stealing famous un-fence-able art.  Nobody who’d steal one would know a use for it.  Dumping it is the most likely scenario.

Luckily, the SF Bay Area Furry scene has very dedicated movers to make things happen – none more than Neonbunny, promoter of Frolic.  Neon both put on the party AND put in the search hours (with Frolic team member Maliepono) to post flyers across the neighborhood.  The flyer was collaboratively made by Catwoman69y2K.

One of the flyers did the job.   The sad happening was turned around when everyone worked together for a common goal.
Zarafa’s journal – From Despair to a Miracle: My Fursuit Returns!
Reddit – Unbelievably, Zarafa the purple giraffe fursuit found! A homeless lady found it and returned it! Wonderful news!
Reddit – Zafara the Purple Giraffe has been found!

He was found dumped in an alley, missing a hand and footpaw but otherwise intact, by the homeless lady living in a tent city.  She was paid with a pizza, sleeping bag and reward money.  It’s a very San Francisco story.

This sums up the current situation pretty well. Art by @EmoBurd I am near tears, but now they're the good kind. :)pic.twitter.com/6Jp2DGfnh4

— Zarafa (@Zarafagiraffe) February 4, 2016


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I dont know the suiter and I dont like the suit, but I also heard of it and I'm happy that it found the way back

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