Service dog gives birth to litter of puppies while waiting for flight at Tampa airport

(Courtesy: Tampa Fire Rescue)

TAMPA, FL (WSYX/WTTE) -- Travelers at a Florida airport were hit with a serious dose of puppy love on Friday afternoon.

The 'pup-arazzi' witnessed a service dog going into labor as she waited for a flight at Tampa International Airport.

Elli, short for Eleanor Rigby, is a two-year-old Labrador Retriever and service dog. Tampa Fire Rescue, which was there to help deliver the puppies, said she gave birth to seven males and one female.

The proud papa 'Nugget' was by her side for all of it.


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