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JFK Airport Now Has Its Own Animal Terminal

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JFK Has Its Own Animal Terminal Now
A dog with its flight ticket is seen in a plane in Chiba, Japan on January 27, 2017 (Richard Atrero de Guzman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)


JFK Airport has recently opened a terminal specifically for animals, which offers 24-hour service for pets of all shapes and sizes. The ARK, as it is known, was part of a $65 million expansion project and is housed in a 178,000-square-foot building. Per the Times-Picayune, the idea was to offer animals a stress-free experience at the major airline hub. (After all, JFK’s been known to create some harried moments for their human counterparts.)

John Cuticelli Jr., chief executive of Racebrook, the company behind the project, declared:

“Transporting live cargo by plane can be a complex and stressful process for owners and animals alike….Our goal is to create a more efficient and safe process by reducing the need for additional travel and offering trained animal care staff pre- and post-flight.”

Animals that make their way through the terminal include dogs, cats, horses, livestock, and birds.

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RealClearLife Staff