Ital­ian woman’s em­ploy­ers grants her paid leave to care for sick dog

Santa Fe New Mexican - - NATION & WORLD -

An Ital­ian dog owner who wanted paid time off to care for one of her dogs of­fered her bosses a sim­ple ex­pla­na­tion: “They are my fam­ily.”

The woman’s em­ployer gave the woman leave to care for her sick 12-year-old English set­ter. The woman, an em­ployee at Sapienza Uni­ver­sity in Rome, who was iden­ti­fied in Ital­ian news re­ports only by her first name, Anna, had to take off work to bring her dog to the vet­eri­nar­ian for surgery.

An an­i­mal ad­vo­cacy group, Lega Anti Vivisezione, helped Anna make her case to her em­ployer and the uni­ver­sity even­tu­ally agreed to grant two days of paid leave.

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