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updated: 3/20/2013 8:32 AM

Couple wants shelter for hospice pets

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  • Jessica Sempek and Scott Stewart, founders of Hospice Hearts Sanctuary, outside their home in Penfield.

      Jessica Sempek and Scott Stewart, founders of Hospice Hearts Sanctuary, outside their home in Penfield.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

Scott stewart has witnessed the anxiety hospice patients suffer when they don't know what's going to become of their beloved pets. unfortunately, he said, too many dying patients have to give up their pets when they go into hospice care and don't see them again. "what happens to some of these animals is they end up in kill shelters or somebody in the family puts them down," he said.

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