Featured Pet

Chrissy was found as a stray on Erie's west side just before Christmas 2016. Once she overcame her initial fear of her new surroundings, she showed her true colors as a sweet, playful cat who loves to cuddle and sleep with her foster mother. She is laid-back and mellow and loves to be around her person. She would thrive in a quiet home where someone is home a good amount of time.

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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 primarily through foster care. 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.

 You can help Because You Care by purchasing the book "Hobbes Goes Home," a heartwarming story about a dog's rescue. For more information, click here.

Stay up to date on what's happening, see who got adopted, and see new pets at our adoption center by liking us on Facebook,

 Please join us for the Walk for Animal Rescue on Sunday, Sept. 10 at Liberty Park. Download a registration form here.

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: