They just think it’s weird. Most see the bad things while I try to find the good in what’s there. They don’t see that this saved my life, or that I was endangering myself at all.This doesn't sound like it was because you were a furry, though, going back to what you originally said.
Like Troj mentioned, it's more likely the people who you started with (your family) might not be that welcoming. I still hope it gets better for you, though.