Those who provide care for homeless and abused animals often internalize their emotions, thoughts, and reactions that accompany working in an intensively emotional field where passions can run high. This can lead to burnout and fatigue.
Learning how to cope with the stress that comes with being a voice for the voice-less and providing loving care to animals in need is why Dr. Kate Felton and Kate Davis, LCSW, started Compassion Endurance. They are dedicated to providing education and support to professional and volunteer animal caregivers, helping them cope with the personal toll working in an environment fraught with intense ethical and moral stress can bring.
Compassion Endurance is creating Petopia by healing these caregivers; teaching healthy resilience, guiding wellness plans, and providing supportive tools. They offer group trainings, on-site consultations, and one-on-one individual sessions with the goal of assisting animal caregivers find and develop resilience so their challenging career can continue to be rewarding.
Veterinarians, rescue volunteers, shelter workers, and animal welfare officers can all benefit from their supportive program. Learn more at compassionendurance.com.