When her employer, Rome's La Sapienza University, refused her request, she appealed, demanding her right to paid leave as a public servant.
The woman's lawyer argued that Italy's animal protection laws were strict enough to allow her the compensation.
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Their argument was underpinned by a provision in Italy's penal code that provides for people who abandon an animal to "grave suffering" to be jailed for a year and fined up to 10,000 euros.
La Pressa has reported that the woman was granted the sick pay due to "serious or family personal reasons".
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The university reconsidered the case, and ruled in the woman's favor, granting her the leave allowance traditionally used for workers dealing with serious personal or family problems, according to the Italian Anti-Vivisection League (LAV), an animal rights organization which offered Anna legal advice.
President Gianluca Felicetti said the ruling paved the way for pets to be recognised as "members of the family".
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"Now, those in the same situation will be able to cite this important precedent", he added.