Under construction at New York’s JFK International Airport is the world’s first all-animal airport terminal.
The facility, which will measure 178,000 square feet and cost $48 million, will be called The Ark at JFK. Its developer, ARK Development, says the facility “has been conceived as the world’s only privately owned animal terminal and USDA-approved, full-service, 24-hour, airport quarantine facility for import and export of horses, pets, birds and livestock.”
The terminal will be home to a 24-hour Paradise 4 Paws pet resort featuring a bone-shaped dog pool, pet suites with a flat-screen TV option, massage therapy and a jungle gym for cats.
For dogs and other pets on long-haul journeys, this facility promises to offer the highest standard in care. Can’t wait to see it – it should be open in 2016.