'Paw-ternity' leave for pet owners? - WNEM TV 5

'Paw-ternity' leave for pet owners?

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Yesterday we told you about “meternity”, which is basically maternity leave without the baby.

Now another form of leave is gaining traction, at least in the UK.

“Paw-ternity” leave is designed to help owners and their four-legged friends bond.

While the policy isn’t widespread, a handful of companies are offering employees paid time out of the office to take care of their pets.

While the amount of time-off varies by company, pet-lovers are applauding the idea.

Including this writer for the New York Post.

Reaction overall has been mixed.

A study in Psychology Today found that people who owned animals tended to be healthier and happier, giving those with “furbabies” some added firepower to their argument.

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