Texas Company Offering Employees $300 For Pet Adoption And "Pawternity" Leave

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By 98.7 KLUV

Austin-based insurance company The Zebra has a pretty cool incentive for their employees.

The company knows the importance of pets in their employees' lives, so they are offering $300 annually for any employee who adopts a new pet, as well as offering a "pawternity leave."

Maribeliz Ortiz, Zebra’s quality-assurance coordinator, used the progam to adopt a miniature long-haired dachshund named Niko.  She said, "It feels really nice to be supported by my company to help start a family in the way I can right now."

Zebra CEO Keith Melnick says, "I know this kind of companionship can make a huge difference in quality of life," and started the program to help employees feel less lonely while they continue to work from home during the pandemic.

Via NY Post