Due to COVID-19, our adoption center is closed to visitors. However, we are still doing adoptions by appointment for people with approved applications. To see the dogs and cats available or to submit an application, go to "Adopt."


Upcoming Events and Fundraisers

Stay up-to-date with upcoming events and fundraisers for Because You Care, Inc! Learn more about how to get involved as a volunteer. We need all the help we can get with events.

Paws on Presque Isle-VIRTUAL Walk for Animal Rescue

Date: July 26th, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Location: VIRTUAL
Paws on Presque Isle-VIRTUAL Walk for Animal Rescue


What is a VIRTUAL WALK, you ask?

The walking is real, but the community is virtual! Instead of coming together at our new location on July 26th to walk as a community supporting our animal rescue, we will have a Virtual Paws on Presque Isle.  You choose the time and location ...a park, a trail or a neighborhood path... and still enjoy being outdoors, with or without your pup, while helping the animals at Because You Care! 

For our 25th Annual Walk for Animal Rescue...we are shaking our tails up a bit! When you walk with your pup, or maybe just hang out with your cat or your pet rabbit, and take some cool photos. You can post a photo of you and your BFF with your registration/donation. 

Sign up as an INDIVIDUAL, create a TEAM, or support a team and have some fun!     

Team Registration:

Your registration fee and fundraising efforts go directly toward helping Because You Care to care for the homeless cats and dogs who come through our center doors every year. Support from Paws on Presque Isle teams makes a huge difference, which is why we hope you'll form a team, collect donations in honor of your pets and join us virtually. Grab your friends or Family or Co-workers and create a TEAM

  • Teams of 5 or more are eligible for the top Team prize package.

Individual Registration:

  • $25 Early Bird Registration fee -Register by June 30th and receive an official BYC Paws on Presque Isle t-shirt 
  • $35 Registration fee - receive an official BYC Paws on Presque Isle t-shirt 
  • Want to Raise additional funds for a Great Paws??? Here is the Printable form to collect from Family and Friends...send them to our Website for online details.
  • Raise $150 for the Paws: Lightweight Logo Hoodie and the Tee
  • Raise $300 for the Paws: Both items AND an All-weather Beach/Picnic blanket
  • Special incentives and prizes for the top fundraisers 

While we encourage you to walk when it is convenient for you, we will be having special coverage on July 26th. 

Tune in for our Live Stream Walk for Animal Rescue on July 26th. If we feel the community is safe for a gathering, our hope is to have a LIVE FEED from Presque Isle from 12-1 p.m. ...Details will continue to be updated! 

Our famous Franklin Raffle Baskets:  Proceeds support severely injured or ill animals who have been abandoned and who are in need of in-depth veterinary care in order to survive. The fund has helped dozens of animals since its inception. The Franklin Fund has helped reverse these once-tragic cases, and the animals who have benefitted from the fund are now in loving homes, living healthy, happy lives. 

Basket pictures, descriptions, as well as tickets, are available online and at certain establishments by June 1...Keep watching for more details! Purchase Tickets HERE


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We would like to thank all our wonderful sponsors for their support.



 Paws for the Good life       



Glenwood Pet Hospital * Kress Financial Services* The Roadhouse 698* FNB Wealth Management * Erie Animal Hospital






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