Day off on passing of any pet demanded in France (infographic)

Compassionate leave on passing of any pet demanded in France (infographic)

The French seem to be ahead of most nations in this regard: demanding an extension to statutory paid leave after the death of close relative to compassionate leave on the death of any companion animal but usually a cat or dog. This attitude applies to 68% of the pet owners who participated in this …

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Paris Council will subsidise pet health insurance

Parish Council will subsidise pet health insurance for the cats and dogs of Paris

The administrators of Paris, France, have decided to introduce a council-sponsored scheme to subsidize the health insurance of cats and dogs living in the city. It’s believed to be a world first. It will greatly reduce the cost because it is believed that pets are particularly vulnerable in the City of Light. It is …

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Chartreux Cat Infographic

Chatreux cat

Perhaps the most significant two facts about this cat breed is that it is France’s only purebred cat and the breed standard has remained untouched throughout the breed’s existence in the cat fancy which started in the late 1800s. This is because the intention is to maintain the original appearance. You can see this …

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Cat cut in two at Montparnasse station (Paris): railway company SNCF sued

Neko was the victim of the indifference of SNCF agents and died crushed by a train.

This cat news story has two aspects. Firstly, it concerns the violent death of a domestic cat travelling on a train with their owner. The cat escaped from their carrier while the train was at Montparnasse station and went on to the tracks. The railway company, SNCF, is accused of refusing to do what …

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UK pet owners go abroad to cut bills for veterinary treatments

Equity funds have bought vet clinics in UK and are exploiting the business

NEWS AND VIEWS-UK: In an extraordinary development, I’m told that in the UK, cat and dog owners are flying abroad to places like France and Turkey to seek treatments for their companion animals which are priced reasonably and which are a fraction of those charged in the UK. And the reason why many veterinarians …

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28 facts about the Chartreux cat

Chartreux cat

Here are 28 succinct facts about the Chartreux cat in bullet fashion to make the reading of this post more convenient. The breed is relatively rare and hails from France. The Chartreux cat is a French cat breed. It is what distinguishes this breed from all others and there is a long history. It …

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‘Stunning’ French chateau available for free – you just need to care for 2 cats

Live here for free by looking after 2 cats

This opportunity is available as I write this. It is a château near Toulouse, France. It’s a request to house sit a couple of domestic cats between 8-24 July 2022, on my understanding of the advert. You have the opportunity to live in this beautiful property for free provided you look after the cats. …

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