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About BYC

Because You Care, Inc. is an Erie, PA, 501(c)3 animal rescue and pet adoption organization that works through a network of foster homes and our pet adoption center in McKean. We take in abandoned and abused cats and dogs and nurse them back to health, both physically and emotionally, and then find them loving "forever" homes. To learn more about our mission and the history of BYC, click here ».

6041 West Road, McKean, PA 16426. We are immediately off the McKean exit of I-79 (on the west side), just 3 miles south of I-90. 


  • Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, noon to 3 p.m. 
  • Please come and see our dogs and cats available for adoption.


The 2018 Happy Bark calendar is coming soon! You can still sign up to sponsor a day on the calendar, as well as preorder calendars, at All proceeds benefit Because You Care -- and the calendars make wonderful gifts for pet lovers!

Join us for on Sunday, Sept. 24, from 1 to 5 p.m., at Millcreek Brewing Company, 4102 Westlake Road. Leashed dogs are welcome for this fun afternoon on the patio. Enjoy live music, a taco bar, and receive a commemorative glass -- all for $20! 


Would you like an easy way to help? Please consider donating items from our Amazon Wish Lists.

Just go to either the dog list link: or the cat list link: