Because You Care, Inc.
Because You Care is dedicated to the rescue, treatment, and placement of stray and abandoned pets.
Because You Care is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1981. Rather than housing pets in cages, BYC's pets live with families in volunteer foster homes. Once they are ready for adoption, they are moved to our adoption center in McKean, where the public can visit them. Using this model, the personality, habits, and health of pets are well known, enhancing our ability to place them in adoptive homes that are a good match.
Because You Care depends entirely on memberships and donations to fund our mission.
Programs and Services
We rescue stray and abandoned dogs and cats and prepare them for permanent homes by spaying or neutering them, vaccinating them, and treating them for any other medical needs. All pets start in volunteer foster homes so they can be evaluated for any medical or behavioral issues before they are made available for adoption. Once ready, pets move to our adoption center in McKean, PA, where they are cared for by volunteers until they are adopted. All potential adoptive families are screened and interviewed. BYC tries to match the personality of the pet with the characteristics of the adoptive family. We also sponsor a trap, neuter, and release program to help reduce the overpopulation of stray and feral cats.