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26th Annual Paws at the Park

Date: September 12th, 2021 at 11:00 AM
Location: McKean Community Park
26th Annual Paws at the Park


The walking is real this year ... We are excited to come together at our new location on September 12  to walk as a community supporting our animal rescue. We will also have a Hybrid event allowing walkers and non-walkers to raise money for Paws at the Park.  You choose the time and location or join us for a day of fun with your furry friend. McKean Community Park offers 2 lovely wooded trails that offer a 1/2 mile or a 1-mile trail. Enjoy being outdoors, with or without your pup, while helping the animals at Because You Care! Check out the details and register HERE.

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

Team Registration:

Your 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.  Grab your friends, family, or co-workers and create a TEAM

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

Individual Registration:

  • $25 Register by August 1st and receive an official BYC Paws at the Park t-shirt "Early Walker" Promo Code
  • $35 Registration fee - Register after August 1st and receive an official BYC Paws at the Park t-shirt (Day of registration, your shirt may have to be ordered.)
  • Want to Raise additional funds for a Great Paws???  Print your own collection Form
  • Raise $150 for the Paws: Lightweight Logo Hoodie and the Tee
  • Raise $300 for the Paws: Both items AND a fuzzy Fleece for you and your BFF on a cold night.
  • Special incentives and prizes for the top fundraisers 

 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 July 1...Keep watching for more details! 

Follow us on our Facebook page for additional updates.

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



Beautiful Smiles * Chris & Caitlyn Clark * Glenwood Pet Hospital * Jerry Clark Enterprises, LLC * Kress Financial Services* The Roadhouse 698 

FNB Trust Co.  * Erie Animal Hospital * McKean Veterinary Hospital 




This will be a hybrid event that will allow walkers and non-walkers alike to raise money online via our fundraising platform before the in-person event.

Participants can then choose to join us for the fun at McKean Community Park on September 12 – with or without their canine companions – or to participate solely online.


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