Developing kind communities through positive pet interactions

Educating humane values is a critical part of Circle of Friends Humane Society’s mission. Humane Education is the fostering of respect, understanding, compassion and responsibility toward all human beings, animals and the environment.

Circle of Friends Humane Society strives to educate all age groups through educational tours, classes, adoption counseling and community events.   We offer many opportunities for people of all ages to learn more about animals!  Please see below for some ideas and fill out the information form to set up an event.


Education services


Classroom presentations and tours are offered to all area schools.  Circle of Friends Humane Society staff members can be scheduled to present humane lessons either at our shelter or in a school environment.

School tours

We offer unique and hands-on field trips for all grade levels. Field trips include a facility tour, animal interactions, and activities of all kinds. Talking topics include animal care, safety and other basic aspects of humane education. All topics are based on the age of the children attending.

Off-site school visits

Let Circle of Friends Humane Society come to your school, and together we can make it a memorable experience! Topics of discussion can vary depending on the age of students and their interests. Common topics are responsible animal care and proper animal interactions.

When scheduling an in-school presentation, please let Circle of Friends Humane Society know if we are able to bring furry friends along to visit with the students.

Scout troops

Circle of Friends Humane Society would love to partner with Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops to help these young scouts earn badges and have a good time.

To schedule tours or community events, please fill out this form. 

Education Form

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