When Joan Bowell, founder of God’s Little People Cat Rescue, posted her job offer on the shelter’s Facebook page last month, she asked for others to share the post “far and wide”.
No pet parent wants to see their dog in distress, but sometimes animals become nervous or fearful, especially when faced with loud noises, new people or a events, such as Halloween.
So much so, in fact, that the feline-adoring social entrepreneurs co-founded a unique small business in Lower Manhattan in New York City dedicated to helping homeless kitties find forever homes.
Company offers paid leave for pet care copied! A new type of paid time off is all about caring for a different family member: the animal! NBC’s Savannah Sellers meets with employees at mParticle, a New York City-based tech company that offers special perks to its staff, including leave for pet owners.
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We test-drive the future, 28 August; Letters, 1 August) as I was driving a Nissan Leaf from Northumberland to Dorset and back. • Clockwork cars may be a wind-up for some (Letters, 6 August), but here in North Yorkshire they are for real. • Join the debate – email firstname.lastname@example.org
• I’m pleased that Arwa Mahdawi doesn’t think it appropriate to call dogs Alan (There’s no debate: you don’t call dogs ‘Alan’, G2, 8 August), but the name doesn’t just suit retired footballers.
Marie Philip, deputy commissioner of the Office for Domestic Violence, New York City Human Resources Administration said, “We are in need of innovative programs to give people whatever helps to encourage them to leave an abusive situation, and URIPALS does just that.”