Service dog gives birth to litter of puppies at Florida airport

A service dog delivered eight puppies in the terminal of the Tampa International Airport on Friday.

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The two-year-old Labrador retriever named Elli, short for Eleanor Rigby, gave birth to seven males and one female puppy, according to Tampa Bay Fire.

An airport spokesperson told WTVT that a woman and her daughter were traveling to Philadelphia with a pair of service dogs when the female started going into labor. 

They knew she was pregnant, but didn’t know she was so close to giving birth. 

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Proud dad, Nugget, stayed by her side the whole time.

 

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