BKPUR are firm believers in the power of education. The future of our animals depends on it. We want to break the cycle of animals being neglected and abused. We want all ages to learn to respect all life on Earth and to be the responsible pet owners of the future. If a child grows up seeing animals being tethered outside without shelter to escape the elements or abused, that cycle is more likely to repeat itself because that's all they've ever seen. The staff at BKPUR is committed to break any and all cycles of neglect and abuse. We have implemented handling classes, responsible pet owner classes, and we are working on a summer day camp program for kids in an effort to teach with a more hands on approach. Please check our "Events" tab for dates and times of upcoming classes. These classes are FREE to the public. Space is limited, so sign up early to receive valuable information that will improve the relationship you have with your dog. If you would like to help us with the funds needed to begin the summer day camp, you can do so by clicking on any of the "donate" tabs throughout our website or go directly to the "Donate" tab located at the top of your screen. If you know of a school or organization that would be interested in having us visit and provide education about proper handling of dogs as well as other valuable tools, you can click the "Contact Us" tab.
"We believe ignorance plays a huge role in animal over-population and neglect. The key to this issue is EDUCATION! We can all agree that dogs, young or old, are adorable animals that warm our hearts and bring great joy to our families. However, so many individuals and families fail to consider the needs associated with that adorable puppy, adolescent, or adult dog. We strive to educate our community regardless of age and provide them with the resources to care for their animals throughout its various life stages. BKPUR will continue to fight for change on spay/neuter ordinances and animal abuse through our community education programs" - BKPUR STAFF
EDUCATING OUR FUTURE
Why spay or neuter?
Every year, millions of unwanted dogs and cats, including puppies and kittens, are euthanized. The good news is that responsible pet owners can make a difference. By having your dog or cat sterilized, you will do your part to prevent the birth of unwanted puppies and kittens. Spaying and neutering prevent unwanted litters and may reduce many of the behavioral problems associated with the mating instinct.
Spaying eliminates heat cycles and generally reduces the unwanted behaviors that may lead to owner frustration. Neutering male dogs and cats reduces the breeding instinct and can have a calming effect, making them less inclined to roam and more content to stay at home.
Early spaying of female dogs and cats can help protect them from some serious health problems later in life, such as uterine infections and breast cancer. Neutering your male pet can also lessen its risk of developing benign prostatic hyperplasia, (enlarged prostate gland), and testicular cancer.
The procedure has no effect on a pet's intelligence or ability to learn, play, work, or hunt. Most pets tend to be better behaved following surgical removal of their ovaries or testes, making them more desirable companions.