The ARK at JFK

The ARK at JFK is an in-transit facility for companion animals that offers veterinary services as needed or requested and animal care for all animals traveling as cargo or excess baggage. It is open 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays. It services the needs and promotes the welfare of all pets traveling as live animal cargo. They ensure that all in-transit companion animals receive rest and care upon arrival, departure and in-between domestic and international flights.

You can state on your waybill that your animal is to be taken to ARK at JFK if there is a delay or stopover. The address is:

The ARK at JFK
Building 78A (Cargo Area D)
78 N. Boundary Road
Jamaica, NY 11430
(212) 973-8275

This is not an endorsement but for informational purposes only. The U. S. government can provide no guarantees and accepts no responsibility thereof for any action taken on the visitor's part based on the information provided.

For more information on the Washington area services that will help prepare and ship pets, contact the Overseas Briefing Center for a list of pet transporting services in Maryland and in Virginia.