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Airports to offer pet bathroom areas in every terminal

Dogs and other animals now have a bathroom of their own at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Dogs and other animals now have a bathroom of their own at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The tiny room outfitted with a red fire hydrant and a patch of artificial turf is the latest “pet relief facility” to be installed at airports across the country.

It allows service and guide dogs, emotional support animals and pets traveling with their owners to relieve themselves without the need to exit the terminal and go through security again.

A federal regulation says all airports serving more than 10,000 passengers per year must install a pet relief area in every terminal by this August.

Similar indoor facilities are already operating at Dulles International outside Washington D.C., Chicago’s O’Hare Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International.