Service dog gives birth in Tampa airport

A service dog named Ellie which is short for Eleanor Rigby went into labor and delivered eight puppies in the middle of a terminal at Tampa International Airport on Friday

Mother Nature's timing can be a bit unpredictable. James said they knew their dog was pregnant but experienced an early labor due to the excitement of being around several people at the airport.

The dog and her owner were on the way to Philadelphia, but the puppies had other ideas.

Dozens of travelers at the airport were gathered around watching the delivery.

The puppies were delivered with assistance from Tampa Fire Rescue paramedics stationed at the airport, as well as a nurse who had to leave halfway though the delivery to catch her own flight. (Tampa Fire & Rescue/ Twitter) The adorable pups were all delivered safe and sound.

The owner of the service dog Paramedic Larry Glanton an unidentified woman and Lt Natalie Brown smile for the camera after Ellie delivered all eight of the pups

"It's absolutely something I will never forget and the airport will never forget", Van Atter added.

She had seven boys and one girl.

And even though they missed their flight, Van Atter is going hom e with some special souvenirs born in the Sunshine State. They are waiting for two more puppies.

Both Eleanor Rigby and Golden Nugget are service dogs to Van Atter, who suffers from mobility and pain issues, an airport spokeswoman told the publication.

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