NYC’s Kennedy airport building luxury animal terminal

This undated artist rendering provided by Classic Communications courtesy of ARK Development depicts Paradise 4 Paws, a holding area for dogs in a new luxury terminal at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. The privately owned ARK, as it's called, will handle the more than 70,000 animals that pass through JFK each year, including dogs, cats, horses, cows, birds, sloths and aardvarks. It will sit on the site of an unused cargo terminal leased from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that runs the airport. (Classic Communications courtesy of ARK Development via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) – Jet-setting stallions and high-flying hounds at New York’s Kennedy International Airport can look forward to their own new luxury terminal.

The $48 million private facility is called The ARK at JFK. It’ll handle more than 70,000 animals flying in and out of the airport every year, from cats and dogs to horses, cows, and even sloths and aardvarks.

The large animals will have their own climate-controlled stalls, and doggies will occupy hotel suites featuring flat-screen TVs, bone-shaped splashing pools and spa services. Pet owners will be able to monitor their pooches through webcams.

The animal terminal opening next year will replace the cramped Vetport from the 1950s that now handles animals in transit.

The ARK will sit on the site of an unused cargo terminal leased from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that runs the airport.

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