A 2001 tax court case allowed a business man who owned a junkyard to deduct the cost of cat food for stray cats. The junkyard owner was feeding the stray cats to attract then to his junkyard in order to to get rid of his snake and rodent problem.

The Tax Court sided with the junkyard owner, stating that the deduction for the cat items was allowable because controlling the rodent population was an ordinary and necessary expense for a junkyard.

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