Gallery: The ARK: JFK rolls out new terminal for jetsetting pets

Even cattle don't want to be treated like cattle class. Thank Noah, then, for the ARK, a $65 million animal terminal and quarantine facility that rolled out the first phase of its round-the-clock services at New York City's John F. Kennedy International this week. Located in a massive 178,000-square-foot warehouse, the ARK seeks to streamline air travel for fur babies and livestock alike. The newly opened ARK Pet Oasis, not unlike a hospitality lounge for critters, will provide concierge-like services for pet parents and their four-legged companions, such as ensuring all documents are in order, microchipping animals when necessary, evaluating and treating acute medical conditions if warranted, delivering animals to and from the aircraft, and dishing out kibble and water mid-air.

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