Finally, good deeds no longer go unnoticed at tax time. Examiner.com reports that you can now file a claim for expenses incurred from foster pets. That one change could help save more pets from euthanasia. Rescue groups rely on a network of foster homes to help them care for animals the pull from shelters. Some of the larger rescues pay for heartworm preventatives and flea medications, but many are unable to cover the cost for food, toys and other supplies the make a dog a pet. Getting reimbursed for even a portion of those expenses may entice more families to open their doors.
Lulu and I have fostered our share of pets over the years. We will never forget our buddies Dylan, Tonka and super lovable Hooch the pooch! Each now has a happy forever home.
Consider paying it forward by fostering a pet in 2012. For more proof that it can save a life, check out Tonka’s story.