Animal relief areas at airports

Transportation
5:11 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Doggy bathroom is the newest, cutest fixture of Metro Airport

Service animal relief area at Detroit Metropolitan Airport
Credit Wayne County Airport Authority

Humans are not the only ones in the airport who need a restroom between flights. That's why Delta Airlines and Detroit Metropolitan Airport today opened the hub's first relief area for service animals.

Nicknamed "Central Bark" by some airport staff,  the area has two grassy sections called "porch potties," with a sprinkler system to wash away waste. It even has a fake fire hydrant.

It means passengers in transit will not have to take their service dogs outside to do their business.

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