Tax deductions for cats


The above is kitten Gracee in 2011 -- just before she injured her eye (see the second paragraph) 

COST SUMMARY OF A PET/CAT:  Pet parents spent $53 billion in 2012 ($70 billion in 2018) per the American Pet Products Association.  Individual annual cost per pet is estimated at $1,035 in 2012 (similar today) per the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).  They estimate that it costs $1,000 for the first year & $500 annually thereafter barring any major disease or accident. For cats, this includes food, kitty litter, pet insurance coverage & basic preventive vet care.