Italy has further cemented its reputation as a pet-loving country after a woman was given paid sick leave to look after her unwell dog.
The woman, a Rome academic, won her case after being supported by a large animal rights organisation, the Italian Anti-Vivisection League (LAV).
The LAV is one of the biggest animal rights charities in Europe.
A judge accepted the lawyers’ case that her university should count her two days off under an allowance for absences related to “serious or family personal reasons”.
The unnamed academic, from Rome's La Sapienza University, won the case partly because of Italy's animal rights laws.
Source : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/12/italian-woman-granted-sick-pay-look-unwell-dog/