A couple who owned a junkyard brought in some cats to take care of the rats and snakes infesting their property. When they filed their taxes, they claimed the cost of cat food as a business expense. The IRS examined their claim, determined it was valid, and allowed the tax deduction to remain since the cats helped remove pests that made the property safer for customers to visit.
If you have a business, think of how you can find a way to make your cat pay off as a tax deduction. Who knows? Your cat may be more valuable than you might think, and the IRS could even back you up as well.