Because You Care, Inc. is dedicated to the rescue, treatment and placement of stray and abandoned pets.
Because You Care is an volunteer-driven, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1981. Rather than housing pets in cages, BYC pets live with families in volunteer foster homes. Once they are ready for adoption, some of these pets are moved to the adoption center in McKean where the public can visit them. Using this model, the personality, habits and health of pets are well known, enhancing the ability of BYC to place them in adoptive homes that are a "good match".
Because You Care is concerned with companion animal overpopulation and works actively to reduce the number of unwanted stray pets. To this end, all pets are spayed and neutered. Because You Care promotes identification processes that assist animals who are lost to find their way home. All dogs are micro chipped as part of the adoption process. In the last few years, BYC has implemented a spay/neuter and release program which allows feral cats to continue living outside but after being spayed or neutered and vaccinated for rabies.
Because You Care wishes that no animal endure the pain and suffering of a life of abandonment and neglect. As human stewards of this earth, the volunteers of BYC work to support and preserve the precious life on this planet and strive to create a humane living environment for all animals.