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Published: Tuesday, 4/22/2014

Officials create spot at Detroit Metropolitan Airport where service animals can do business

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Service dogs Jello, right, and Cricket sniff around the new Service Animal Relief Area that Delta Air Lines, working in cooperation with Detroit Metropolitan Airport, unveiled today at the McNamara Terminal.
Service dogs Jello, right, and Cricket sniff around the new Service Animal Relief Area that Delta Air Lines, working in cooperation with Detroit Metropolitan Airport, unveiled today at the McNamara Terminal.
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ROMULUS, Mich. — There’s a new spot at Detroit Metropolitan Airport where dogs can do their business.

Delta Air Lines worked with the airport to create the new Service Animal Relief Area.

It’s located near gate A-34 of the McNamara Terminal and has been dubbed “Central Bark” by some employees.

A “ribbon-biting” ceremony was held today at the airport in suburban Romulus.

Inside the relief area are two “porch potties,” one with simulated grass and a second with real grass, and even a fake fire hydrant.

Airport Authority chief executive Thomas Naughton says that connecting passengers with service animals used to have to go outside to find a relief area on the international arrivals level.

Now, four-legged flyers have a place all their own to get some relief.



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