By Michael Kaplan. October 14, pm Updated February 26, pm. Instead, furries are a subculture whose members enjoy dressing up as cartoonish animals, sometimes as a sexual fetish but more often as a fun escape. In early September, the furry movement made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Scott Chamberlain, a councilman from New Milford, Conn. His animal of choice: a fox called Gray Muzzle.