MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Travel at Miami International Airport is getting a little safer thanks to a few four-legged friends.
Miami International Airport is showing off its first-ever team of coronavirus detecting dogs.READ MORE: French Forces Kill ISIS Leader Believed To Be Responsible For Sgt. La David Johnson’s Death
Each dog is trained and specialized to detect and alert officials of any potentially infected travelers before they board.
Miami-Dade Commission Chair Jose ‘Pepe’ Diaz calls the new initiative a ‘big win for the community.’READ MORE: COVID Booster Shot Confusion Ahead Of FDA Advisory Committee Meeting
“We’re blessed in Miami-Dade County to have the first COVID-sniffing dogs, and it’s the first airport anywhere utilizing this type of technology in our four-legged friends.”
“So, to us, it’s very important for us to grow the number of dogs that are doing this.”MORE NEWS: Rodney Rodriguez, Driver In High-Speed Crash That Killed 3, Finally Booked Into Jail
Trainers say the dogs get it right 97% of the time.