Philadelphia Airport pampers pets in transit

    Philadelphia International Airport has won a new distinction for catering to the four-footed set.

    Philadelphia International Airport has been named one of the top 10 most “Pet Friendly Airports” by the website The airport was commended for its seven pet relief areas designed to give animals a place to visit the fire hydrant or, in this case, a faux fire hydrant.

    “All of our pet relief areas are fenced.” said airport spokeswoman Victoria Lupica. “They range in size from 250 to 600 square feet, they have a 4-foot-high fence with a latch gate. We have 4-inch-deep mulch, a bench, we even have a faux fire hydrant, and biodegradable pet waste bags, so it’s very safe.”

    Lupica said the airport caters to pets traveling with their owners and also service dogs.

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