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.