You’re working and working, and animals keep coming and coming, and that light at the end of the tunnel never seems to appear. So how do you recharge? In a field full of empathetic, dedicated people who regularly bear witness to animal suffering, compassion fatigue and burnout can be serious issues. Shelter executives and managers can play a role in addressing their workers’ stress by embracing supportive measures; agencies that ignore their staffs’ needs run the risk of morale problems that affect job performance and ultimately undermine the organization’s mission.
"Feeding Your Fire (Without Burning Out),"
Animal Sheltering: Vol. 2012
, Article 6.
Available at: https://animalstudiesrepository.org/animshel/vol2012/iss6/6