Service dog gives birth in Tampa airport

29 May, 2018, 02:17 | Author: Regina Lloyd
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On Friday, a service dog named Eleanor Rigby (aka Ellie) gave birth near gate F-80.

The owner of the service dog, Diane Van Atter, was supposed to travel to Philadelphia with her stepmother Karen James, who was accompanying her, but both of them missed their flight due to the three-hour-long delivery, which created quite a buzz at the airport.

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

Other passengers came and went, casually sipping their coffees and charging their phones as they watched puppy after puppy delivered on the carpet, airport spokeswoman Emily Nipps said. "I saw little feet coming out", Van Atter said.




Van Atter said Rigby was still training as a service dog to help her with mobility and pain issues. Tampa International Airport wrote on its Facebook page.

She was holding Golden Nugget on a leash. "She was going up to people and saying hello".

"All of sudden, she started shaking and her tail went up". The owners told reporters they planned to get some rest before driving the new pup family to Pennsylvania.

A round of applause - and a few barks - echoed through the terminal after Puppy 8 (a girl!) was successfully delivered. They were aware that Ellie was pregnant, but didn't realize how far along she was.

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