Going to furnpike.com now treats the user to this message:
The Furnpike, as well as FurComics.com will be closing Friday, September 14, 2001, permanently. This is due to an extreme lack of support and appreciation of the very communities which use this network daily. It is a shame that more Furs and Werefans can't give $1 or a thanks to help out their favourite sites, and expect someone else to front the bills to keep their appreciations going.
It's a pity that Furnpike is going down, I found the site fairly useful, even if some categories on it were a bit sparse...