Service dog gives birth to puppies in Tampa International Airport

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Friday, May 25, 2018
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Travellers were treated to a special delivery when a service dog unexpectedly went into labor at Tampa International Airport.

TAMPA, Florida -- Airline passengers were treated to a special delivery at Tampa International Airport on Friday.

While traveling through the concourse on the way to catch a flight to Philadelphia, a passenger's service dog unexpectedly went into labor.

The service dog, a two year old lab named Ellie, ended up giving birth to seven puppies - six boys and one girl.

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A passenger’s service dog unexpectedly gave birth to puppies at Tampa International Airport on Friday, May 25, 2018. (Twitter / Tampa Fire Rescue)
Twitter / Tampa Fire Rescue

Proud papa, "Nugget," was also on hand for the memorable moment.

Tampa Fire Rescue documented the exciting moment, posting pictures and video on Twitter.

Congratulations to Ellie, Nugget and their family!