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Our Facility:

The Circle of Friends Mission is to shelter and care for lost and unwanted animals, to place them into humane environments, and to implement programs which increase everyone's awareness of their responsibilities to all animals.

Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Sunday 12-6pm, Monday Apointment only.

Address: 4375 N. Washington St., Grand Forks, ND 58203

Main E-mail:

Phone Number: 701-775-3732


  • Circle of Friends Humane Society hopes that this form will help address any and all issues being brought to our attention in a timely and organized manner. We hope to receive feedback from members, fosters, volunteers, staff and any member of the public.

Staff Members:

  • Lauralee Tupa, Executive Director
  • Rachael Bergman, Shelter Manager
  • Amanda Pinkerton, Medical Coordinator
  • Stephanie Rood, Forever Safe Coordinator
  • Kaitlyn Mager, Kennel Coordinator
  • Anita Raile
  • Amelia Hulst
  • Athena Flukey
  • Alyssa Desmarais
  • Shilo Endersbe
  • Justine Melvin
  • Kristin Kramer
  • Jennifer Koller
  • Danielle Hofer
  • Brad Triske
  • Grace Gardner
  • September Weister

2016 Board Members:

  • If you would like to contact our Executive Committee please email:
  • Muriel Kingery, President
  • Ashley Hutchison, Vice President  
  • Jeff Hoberg, Treasurer
  • Cindy Filler, Secretary
  • Leslie Rethemeier
  • Greg Krause
  • Michelle Staggs
  • Lisa Knoll
  • Lori Gossard
  • Shelly Byzewski
  • Nancy Yoshida
  • Brad Beehler

If you are interested in becoming a board member, please contact Board President, Muriel Kingery at  Our board of directors is looking for individuals with genuine respect and love for animals as well as an interest in advancing animal welfare through our mission statement and organization policies. Areas of expertise that aid our organization in providing services include marketing, public relations, financial planning, accounting, and strategic planning.

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