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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.


Don't miss out! Join us for Yappy Hour on Friday, Aug. 25, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Brewerie, 123 W. 14th St.  

Enjoy music,  beer, and basket raffles. Leashed dogs welcome!


 Please join us for the Walk for Animal Rescue on Sunday, Sept. 10 at Liberty Park. Register to walk here, and download a sponsor form here to collect donations from your friends and family.


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: