Chicago's O'Hare airport gets indoor pet potty zone

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has opened an indoor space for pets and service animals to do their business complete with artificial grass and miniature fire hydrants.

In particular, the addition will make it easier for travelers with disabilities who will no longer have to go back out through security for their service animals to use the existing outdoor pet facilities.

The pet relief room is located past security checkpoints in the rotunda area of Terminal 3.

There are pop-up sprinklers to wash away liquid waste into a drain and plastic bags for cleanup. The room is wheelchair accessible and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Besides the new animal relief room, O'Hare has three outdoor facilities for pets and service animals.