When we had to rehome Sashka I was hysterical at work for about three weeks. I was in a new job, the lady I worked with was an evil hag, I didn't know anyone, my boss was quite intimidating.
He took me aside in his office and I thought `oh, here it comes - the old `get over it it's just a cat' talk' - and he told me that if I needed a few days off work to sort it out and regroup that would be fine by him, just so long as I took enough time that I felt better when I came back.
I did NOT expect that. He doesn't even have any pets - but obviously that didn't matter. It's just called humanity and compassion. Something that is apparently sadly lacking in many people out there