Wo­man gets sick leave for ail­ing dog

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Rome — An Ital­ian li­brar­ian who says her English set­ter is her fam­ily has won the right from her em­ployer to use fam­ily sick leave to care for her ail­ing pet in­stead of hav­ing to use va­ca­tion days.

Ital­ian an­i­mal ad­vo­cacy group LAV says it helped per­suade pub­lic La Sapienza Univer­sity to let her use two days’ fam­ily sick leave to care for 12-year-old Cuc­ci­ola. The wo­man said Cuc­ci­ola is re­cov­er­ing well from surgery for a breast tu­mor and a lar­ynx prob­lem. The wo­man, who is sin­gle and has no fam­ily help for Cuc­ci­ola, de­clined to be iden­ti­fied. She had adopted Cuc­ci­ola, found aban­doned in a Rome park.

AP

An Ital­ian li­brar­ian has won the right from her em­ployer to use fam­ily sick leave to care for her ail­ing pet in­stead of us­ing va­ca­tion days.

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