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