A service dog went into labor and delivered eight puppies in the middle of a terminal at Tampa International Airport on Friday. City of Tampa Fire Rescue was on the scene to provide support to the new mother and documented the delivery.
Ellie the service dog was accompanying a passenger en route to Philadelphia when her litter decided it was time to make its entrance into the world. Ellie’s owner was right by her side as the two-year-old Labrador retriever gave birth unexpectedly to a litter of eight, include seven male puppies and one female puppy.
Down on the ground right next to seating at one of the gates, the miracle of life unfolded before everyone’s eyes.