Italian Employer Decides Pets Are Family

Do you think of your pet as your family? A librarian in Italy does and she convinced her employer they should too. 

With the help of Italian animal advocacy group LAV, the unidentified  woman has won the right to use the family sick leave she gets through  her job at Rome's La Sapienza University to care for her 12-year-old  English setter Cucciola.

The head of LAV hopes this case will be a precedent for other pet  owners. Meanwhile, Cucciola is recovering well from surgery for a breast  tumor and a larynx problem. 

Source: Associated Press