MS Anthro, which is not related to the now defunct MAP!, was created due to the lack of an active place for furries in Mississippi to socialize by Gale Smilax and Fenix Archer in 2014. Originally, the group was mainly for furries attending Mississippi State University. Meets were posted on their website as well as on the group's Facebook, both of which were created in 2014.
The website didn't catch on very well as the last post was made in December 2014. The Facebook page stopped posting updates in December 2018 due to the lack of people using the page for attending events.
The group was originally headed by Gale Smilax, who ran it until July 2016 when she moved out of the state. The group's leadership was transferred to MEDS, who ran the group until he moved to Texas in 2019. After MEDS had taken over the group, he reorganized the group into a state-wide furry group rather than being specifically for furries attending Mississippi State University. He also created the group's Telegram chat in 2016, which is now the only active place the group communicates in. While he's still the main admin, Fenix Archer has been put in charge of leading the group's future meets and is the only other admin for the group.
Due to the fact that MS Anthro is a state-wide group, there's not a lot of furmeets hosted by the group itself anymore, but rather there are meets in the other groups located in the state. MS Anthro does have meets at furry conventions that are closest to the state, however.
While there are groups specifically for some of the bigger towns and cities in central and north Mississippi, many furries in the state rely on MS Anthro due to the fact that north and central Mississippi are very sparsely populated and spread apart. The vast majority of furries in the group live in Oxford, Starkville, and South Mississippi.
- First post on MS Anthro website. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
- First post on MS Anthro Facebook page post on Facebook. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
- Final post on MS Anthro website at the bottom of the page. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
- Final post on MS Anthro Facebook page post on Facebook. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
- Group ownership transferred to MEDS post on Facebook. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
- MS Anthro's post on expanding to the rest of the state post on Facebook. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
- Announcement of MS Anthro Telegram chat post on Facebook. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
- 2010 Mississippi census map Retrieved February 7, 2020.