Featured Pet

Summer is a sweet, mellow lady who is looking for a home that wants a quiet cat. She was found with an abscessed wound that has healed nicely. She is declawed and great around other cats, dogs, and children. She even enjoys belly rubs, and she has a pretty big belly!

For more information on this pet please fill out this form » .

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About BYC

Because You Care, Inc. is a 501(c)3 animal rescue organization that works primarily through foster care. We take in abandoned and abused animals 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 ».

Because You Care's new cat adoption center is now open!

6041 West Road, McKean, PA 16426


  • Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Come visit the cats we have available for adoption! Please note that the dog adoption center building is still under construction and is not expected to be completed until July.  Until then, all dogs are being housed in foster homes.  If we have a dog you would like to meet, please fill out its application on its profile page.  Thank you.

Erie Gives is a great day to help Because You Care. For 12 hours on Aug. 12, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., the Erie Community Foundation will match a percentage of your online donation! Just visit on Aug. 12. Thanks for your support!


Please mark your calendars for our next big event: The annual Walk for Small Animals, Sunday, Sept. 7, at Liberty Park. See you there!