Service Dog Gives Birth to 8 Pups in Florida Airport

A Florida airport had eight unexpected arrivals on Friday, May 25, 2018: puppies delivered by a service dog at a gate. The dog, named Eleanor Rigby, went into labor at Tampa International Airport next to the puppies' father, another service dog named Nugget, according to the Twitter feed of Tampa Fire Rescue.

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First-responders with Tampa Fire Rescue arrived at Tampa International Airport on Friday, May 25, 2018, to help a pregnant service dog give birth.
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The scene unfolded right in the middle of a gate area, with other Memorial Day weekend travelers looking on.
EMPTY_CAPTION"We're a full-service department," Tampa Fire Rescue tweeted.
The dog's name is Eleanor Rigby, or Ellie for short, a two-year-old yellow Labrador retriever.
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The airport tweeted that the mama was having a "ruff day" at Gate F80.
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Ellie gave birth to seven male puppies in a row as airport and fire rescue staff looked on.
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The pups dad, another service dog named "Nugget," was at the airport as well.
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The eighth and final puppy, seen here, was a girl, fire rescue officials tweeted.
Ellie rests after with her airport arrivals.
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