Featured Pet

Luca is a super friendly boy who is FIV+. He is otherwise in very good health and is showing no symptoms of illness. As an indoor pet, he will likely live a long life, which will give him plenty of time to shower his person with love. Luca is very affectionate and loves attention from people. Please consider giving him a chance to be your best furry friend. You can meet him at the adoption center.

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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. 


  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • CLOSED Sunday and Monday 
  • Please come and see our dogs and cats available for adoption.

 SAVE THE DATE: The 23rd Annual Walk in the Park is set for Sunday, Sept. 9 in Liberty Park. Registration starts at noon; the walk starts at 1 p.m. Please plan to join us for this family-friendly event where dogs are welcome but not required. For more information, click here. 

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