Company Offering Employees $300 for Pet Adoption And 'Pawternity' Leave

By , 98.7 KLUV

Austin, Texas-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," reports New York Post.

Maribeliz Ortiz, Zebra’s quality-assurance coordinator, used the progam to adopt a miniature long-haired dachshund named Niko.

"It feels really nice to be supported by my company to help start a family in the way I can right now," Ortiz said.

Zebra CEO Keith Melnick started the program to help employees feel less lonely while they continue to work from home during the pandemic.

"I know this kind of companionship can make a huge difference in quality of life," he said.

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