Compassion fatigue

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MrsP
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Compassion fatigue

Post by MrsP » Mon May 23, 2016 4:53 pm

Jen shared this on Facebook and I found it fascinating http://barkpost.com/good/compassion-fat ... action-bar

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Re: Compassion fatigue

Post by anne » Mon May 23, 2016 5:16 pm

Interesting- I can see how you can burn out under the emotional and physical stress of working with a never ending flow of animals needing help. We should never underestimate the emotional toll of animal rescue.

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Re: Compassion fatigue

Post by Deborah » Mon May 23, 2016 9:10 pm

Yes, very interesting. I found it exhasting just walking the kennel dogs once a week, much more than simular activities. I went home and wanted to sleep. The key fosteres and walkers for rescue remedies must be exhasted. This forum acts as a sort of support network. I wanted to be a vet but decided not too when I found out suicide rates are high and they have to put down a lot of animals. Also the entry requirements are very high. It's not easy being a vet. It's not the animals that make it difficult but knowing it is people who cause suffering.
Rescue animals are not damaged they have just experienced more in life. If they were human we would call them wise.

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