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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. 

Hours:

  • 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.

July Adoption Special: Adult female cats are just $25 this month! Come and meet our beautiful female felines and find the purrfect addition to your family!

 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: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2XFA4D7HMXCAJ/ref=cm_wl_huc_view or the cat list link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3470ZV4OW213E/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_v