New York's John F Kennedy International Airport is set to open a $65m, 20,000 sq ft 'terminal for animals' later this year.
The Ark at JFK, which will be the world's first privately owned 24/7 animal airport terminal, will cater to a variety of species – from household cats and dogs to horses, livestock and zoo animals. Split into three sections, the facility will boast an Equine & Livestock Centre, an Aviary In-Transit Quarantine and a Pet Oasis.
The terminal will include a luxury pet spa, bone-shaped splash pools, walking tracks for horses and a cat adventure playground. Pets that need to stay overnight can be booked into a $100-per-night 'top dog suite', which will include a human-sized bed, a flat screen TV, webcam access for their owner and photographs provided by their owner to make them feel more at home.
In addition, Pet Parents delves into the need for premium pet services that cater to animal-loving individuals who wish to pamper and nurture these valued family members.