LAX Introduces Indoor Pet Bathrooms

Furry friends now have a place to do their business without leaving the terminal

Though flying with an animal can be stressful, Los Angeles International Airport is providing some relief.

Furry friends now have a place to use the bathroom inside LAX, removing some of the hassle passengers have when bringing their pets or service animals aboard planes.

Airport officials unveiled seven new animal bathroom stations Friday, each featuring a small turf area for pets to do their business, equipped with waste bags.

"This serves not just all of our four-legged friends, but all of our community," said Deborah Flint, CEO of LAX.

Eight of the 11 total stations are located past security checkpoints, so passengers can take care of their animals without leaving the terminal. The other three stations are outdoors, on the arrivals level.

The new stations hope to address the growing number of passengers traveling with pets or service animals and the large number of canine teams at the airport. In addition, the stations will be used by the 55 therapy dogs that travel around terminals to comfort and de-stress passengers.

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