JFK Airport
The new terminal at New York’s JFK Airport will consider ways to reduce stress for animals in transit.Joshua Lott/Reuters

A new terminal to come up at New York's JFK airport will cater exclusively to pet animals who will be pampered and indulged with top-end luxury and healthcare.

Catering to 70,000 animals who fly in and out every year, the 178,000 square foot terminal, aptly called the ARK, will offer television screens, climate-controlled stalls and massage for the pets.

A pet resort, departure lounge, air cargo wing, hospital and quarantine area are among other features planned.

Cats and dogs aside, the terminal designed by the San Francisco-based firm Gensler will also offer facilities for cattle, sheep and penguins, reports The Telegraph.

The architects have taken various aspects into consideration to reduce the stress on the animals in transit.

Round-the-clock vet care and efficient waste clearance have been planned.

However, the facilities will come at a steep price with an overnight stay at a dog suite costing around £64.

ARK developments has signed a 32-year lease with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to operate the terminal.

The terminal, expected to cost £31 million, is being built at the site of an unused cargo terminal and will open next year.

Similar vetports are available at Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles and Boston airports but the one at JFK is expected to set a new standard for pet care.

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Horse stalls with beddings and natural light are some of the attractions of the terminal which offers many luxuries for animals in transit   (ARK Development)