Founded by theBunnyMan on July 27th, 2006, then taken over by Cybercoyote on November 1st, 2010, the site is aimed at bringing back together the furry community of Las Vegas and the surrounding cities. The community itself contains many active members in the forums and continues to grow quickly, gaining 15 members between the end of Further Confusion 2007 and March 14th, 2007.
It has 112 recorded members as of April 4th, 2010.
Vegas Furs holds an official open meeting the first Saturday of the month.
Attendance usually ranges from 15 to 30 furs depending on availability and the event.
The location and activities of these open meetings are usually chosen by a casual vote on the forum. The most common activities are:
- Visiting the local Pinball Museum.
- Apples to Apples at IHOP
- Pizza social at an arcade
- Meets and BBQ at Sunset Park
- Meets at the Fiesta Ice Skating Rink
There are also art jams, house meet-ups and many other events that can be set up by any member at any time at their discretion.
The Vegas Furs website hosts many features for helping Southern Nevada furs get together. It hosts the main forums, event calendar, a Google map of its members and hangouts, a chat with webcams and a gallery. The site now also has monthly banners, contributed by the users.
VegasFurs has a strict family friendly policy as listed in the rules and because of it disallows adult content, excessive profanity and even the discussion of fetishes. For a long period of time there were extensive wordfilters blocking all profanity, sexual words and even lolspeak. These two things have been a point of controversy repeatedly on the site and after the forum software was changed out in late 2009 the wordfilters were never added back in.
In January 2010, due to repeated requests a special section of sub-forums were added called VF:BlackJack. It is a subgroup of the main forum that is opt-in and has an age limit of 21+ but is not heavily moderated and allows adult content and images to be posted but has it's own set of rules. It too has been a source of controversy.