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The killing of three people at an Orange County home last weekend has stunned the tight-knit furry community.

Both the suspects and the victims in the Fullerton slaying had ties to the subculture, which unites people through an affection for animals with human-like qualities.

Some in the furry “fandom,” as the community is often called, admire movies, comics and other art featuring human-like animals. Others don costumes for conventions, bowling and similar social events with other furries.

In a post on Dogpatch Press, an online news site for furries, one person writing under the moniker Patch O’Furr said the killings posed an unprecedented strain.

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