The recent precedent setting case between the IRS and the Oakland, CA Pet Foster Mom who won her case in tax court is a victory for pet fostering. The ability to effectively care for the charges in their care, pet foster parents can now hold up this case as proof that the federal government agrees that expenses toward your pet foster are legitimate. While this does not open the door for deducting un related items while acting as a volunteer for an rescue or shelter, what it does do, is provide a base for organized groups to educate potential pet fosters as to the added benefits of supporting their pet foster programs. The global economic crisis that began in 2007 is not over and the generosity of pet foster parents can come to a head when resources are at an all time low. The recent IRS ruling enables more people to foster animals and make a positive impact on their communities.