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post #31 of 45
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Some repair work was being done on our street, Jamie accidentally got out and stuck in a water pipe, and first the fire company had to come, and then the water company, and underground cameras had to be used to locate him. The street had to be dug up because he wouldn't respond to any coaxing. Our pet liability insurance was canceled after payment (in the thousands) had been made, and every attempt to insure him with other companies failed miserably. An insurance broker who lives with one of my former students informed me that that he (Jamie) was blacklisted, although such a list doesn't "officially" exist. Jamie now only goes outdoors on a leash, and we're very careful about doors and windows.
Oh my. I thought 8-Bit was bad.

BTW, I wouldn't want to come out either if you had to go looking for me with an underground camera.

post #32 of 45
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
Oh my. I thought 8-Bit was bad.

BTW, I wouldn't want to come out either if you had to go looking for me with an underground camera.

Jamie can be very sweet and lovable, but he definitely has a dark side, which usually turns out to be very expensive!
post #33 of 45
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Jamie can be very sweet and lovable, but he definitely has a dark side, which usually turns out to be very expensive!
No doubt about that!
post #34 of 45
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Jamie can be very sweet and lovable, but he definitely has a dark side, which usually turns out to be very expensive!
When I look at his handsome face I find it very difficult to believe he is anything but angelic.
post #35 of 45
^Jamie does look too sweet. But under every gentle sweet face there's the mind of a mischievous cat.

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If my dogs are friendly, which they are, what, possible, liability could there be?
What if someone else's dog jumps on your's and your dog has to defend itself? With only you and the other owner's story of what happened. You never know if someone else will put the blame on you saying your animal did something first in order to protect their own pet.

Or what if someone scared/attacked your animal and it defended itself, but no one was there at the moment to see what caused the situation? (I'm sure this one has probably happened before with people trying to scam others)

I know that's a lot of "what if's" but accidents always happen. There's just no way to avoid them completely, especially when there are thinking and feeling creatures involved. When or if they do happen the business/property owner better be covered as well as the owner.

Over all, bringing certain pets to work isn't a bad idea. But the business needs to protect themselves, it's simple common sense. There also needs to be some basics set up to make sure sick animals or potential carriers are not exposed to others. - Ideally we'd all be perfect pet owners and that wouldn't happen, but it is impossible to expect everyone to be like you.

The idea of individual pet insurance is interesting. What types of animals are required to have it? Just cats and dogs or are some exotics required as well? If so, is the price different for less threatening animals?
post #36 of 45
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post

The idea of individual pet insurance is interesting. What types of animals are required to have it? Just cats and dogs or are some exotics required as well? If so, is the price different for less threatening animals?
I live in Germany, and liability insurance is required for dogs and horses in our state, while homeowners' or personal liability insurance usually covers cats. We had an individual liability insurance policy for Jamie's predecessor, as he had been a feral cat for roughly eight years before we took him in, and our homeowners' insurance wouldn't cover him for that reason. Jamie was covered by our homeowners' policy, until he caused such an uproar/costs, and when we tried to cover him with an individual "pet" policy, we were turned down everywhere. As far as I know, insurance companies here only cover dogs, cats, and horses.

When our tenants' ferret chewed through wiring, their personal liability insurance didn't cover the costs.
post #37 of 45
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Jamie can be very sweet and lovable, but he definitely has a dark side, which usually turns out to be very expensive!
Good thing Jamie has you to look out for him!
post #38 of 45
Thread Starter 
Whoops! Almost forgot about this thread I started

As much as I love animals, I just think that sanitary reasons is enough to keep them out of the office. People who are allergic are #1 in my mind as allergies to animal dandruff is most common [among people I know].

I do admit that it was weird the other day as someone did bring in their dog (small cavalier dog -Prince something or other) Anyhoo, I felt really bad for the dog as he was stuck in his carrier all day long All I could think is why bring the dog in them?
post #39 of 45
I think it definitely depends on where you work. The office I worked at was just five people, all pet owners so we often had animals in - but it wasn't a problem for anyone. My boss rescued ferals and I often spent my lunch breaks sitting and working with them.

In a larger company you are more likely to run into someone with allergies or a fear of animals so it doesn't work as well.
post #40 of 45
Somehow I don't think bringing a cat into the operating room would fly. Besides, they're all a little timid around strangers.
post #41 of 45
I'd love to bring my cats to work! However even if the hospital allowed it, Abby would be too stressed out to take there. Chynna on the other hand is such a people kitty that she would be miss social butterfly going from room to room reaping all the cuddles that she could get.

I've often thought about taking her to senior homes, but she has all of her claws and I believe that these places only allow declawed cats in as "pet therapy visitors". In the 15 years that I've had Chynna, she's never scratched me or anyone that she has come into contact with. The most damage she does is lick your nose with her little sandpaper tongue
post #42 of 45
The petstore I work at allows you to take your pets with you. I mainly work in the office area of it and Skye hangs out with me back there all day most days. I tired brining Cubbie but he kept peeing everywhere.
post #43 of 45
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Originally Posted by Pookie-poo View Post
Somehow I don't think bringing a cat into the operating room would fly. Besides, they're all a little timid around strangers.
"No Cleo, we don't have a buffet of wet food here! Get out of that patient's abdomen!"
post #44 of 45
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
I'd love to bring my cats to work! However even if the hospital allowed it, Abby would be too stressed out to take there. Chynna on the other hand is such a people kitty that she would be miss social butterfly going from room to room reaping all the cuddles that she could get.

I've often thought about taking her to senior homes, but she has all of her claws and I believe that these places only allow declawed cats in as "pet therapy visitors". In the 15 years that I've had Chynna, she's never scratched me or anyone that she has come into contact with. The most damage she does is lick your nose with her little sandpaper tongue
we allow clawed cats as pet therapy
post #45 of 45
I take my furries to work with me all the time, but then again i work for an animal shelter i bring the dogs in all the time to visit all of my coworkers and take them to the dog park....and i have taken all of my cats in there to be chipped and i bathe them often there Jasmine even comes and spends the whole day with me somtimes- she loves to run around the office and get attention from my coworkers We all love animals up there so it's not an issue!
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