Do you work in the animal care field? A veterinary office, animal shelter or pet rescue? Are you burnt out or approaching burnout? You're not alone. There is a new awareness growing among people whose work is caring for animals and it is called Compassion Fatigue.
The Cost of Caring
An insightful video of how caregivers cope, by the Humane Society
Compassion Fatigue is common for anyone working in a veterinary office, an animal shelter, animal control or any type of rescue organization. The sheer volume of animals that you work with who need love, care and compassion can be overwhelming. From exposure to euthanasias to animal abuse and animal abandonment, it can all just become too much.
For a more in depth explanation and signs and symptoms of Compassion Fatigue, read this article.
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Animals in Our Hearts
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