Sunday, October 29th is International Cat Day. Here at Everything She Wants, we're all about cats.
One of the biggest dilemmas cat lovers face is traveling with their feline friends. But if you are flying out of JFK Airport in New York City, you can rest assured that your kitty is in good hands. The state-of-the-art ARK provides pre- and post-travel animal care and veterinary services for pets, including cats, dogs, horses, birds, livestock and exotic animals in a competent and compassionate manner. The ARK provides an efficient, safe and low stress environment for both our human and animal clients.
The facility provides 24/7 access to and from a state-of-the-art, climate-controlled facility, enabling the safe handling and efficient delivery of horses, pets, birds and livestock by air. Animals are moved from jets directly into ARK branded transport vehicles and taken to The ARK where they receive immediate care or begin required quarantine. Regardless of the duration of stay, all animals are looked after by accredited veterinary staff and highly-trained and caring handlers, with processes developed under guidance from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.
In addition, The ARK is partnered with the SPCA’s Operation Baghdad Pups Worldwide program (which also includes cats.) For members of the U.S. military stationed on bases all over the world who befriend local animals during deployments (and become their companions), Operation Baghdad Pups rescues and reunites these patriot pets with our service members in the U.S. To date, they have rescued over 650 animals from multiple countries in the Middle East, Central Europe, Southeast Asia and Africa.
The ARK at JFK is located at New York's JFK in Cargo Area D on 14.4 acres and is opening up in three phases in 2017. As part of Phase 1, The ARK Pet Oasis and Equine Export Center opened January 2, 2017 and have welcomed horses, dogs, cats, rabbits, turtles, mice, goats, pot-bellied pig and many other animals. Phase 2 includes The ARK Aviary and Equine Import Quarantine, which recently opened in September 2017. Phase 3 services will include a long-term pet boarding facility in late 2017. Approved by the Board of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), The ARK was constructed by ARK Development, LLC and is a $65 million state-of-the-art facility.