New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport is going to the dogs – and cats – as it opens its ‘pet relief facilities’.
The 70-square-foot room, at JFK’s sprawling Terminal Four, allows dogs and other animals to relieve themselves without needing to exit the building to find a place to go outside — a step that requires an annoying second trip through the security line.
The door is marked with a paw print between the men’s and women’s rooms and inside is some green turf and a fire hydrant.
A dispenser of plastic doggie bags and a hose is provided for the owners to clean the area up for the next pet.
‘We had seen an increase of passengers traveling with pets and we decided to do it sooner rather than later,’ said Susana Cunha, vice president of the management company that operates the terminal.