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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.


Come and find your new best friend at Kitten Kaboodle, Because You Care's annual cat adoptathon, Saturday, Oct. 21, noon to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 22, noon to 3 p.m., at the Adoption Center. Adopt one kitten, get the second one free! Kittens 6 to 12 months old, $50, and adult cats, $25! Everyone who visits the cat adoption center will be entered to win a valuable door prize, and all adopters receive free gifts!

 The 2018 Happy Bark calendar is coming soon! You can preorder calendars at
The calendars make wonderful gifts for pet lovers and all proceeds benefit Because You Care.


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: