A service dog delivered a healthy litter puppies at Tampa International Airport, Florida, after going to workforce Friday as she waited for embarking on a Philadelphia- bound flight with its owner.  Paramedics from Tampa Fire Rescue helped the 2-year-old Golden Retriever, Eleanor Rigby, be born seven male and female puppy, on an occasion enjoyed by all travelers near Gate F-81. The puppies’ father – a dog called Golden Nugget – was also present at the place of delivery.
Images and a video of the event were uploaded to the Fire Department’s Twitter page under the hashtag “AirportPuppies.”
Aside from the fire department, a professional nurse who was present at the airport also helped, even though she had to leave the center because her flight was about to take off.
Emily Nipps, a spokesperson for the airport, said: “I’ve never seen anything like this in an airport or otherwise.”
The owner of the service dog Diane Van Atter was to travel to Philadelphia with her stepmother Karen James, who followed her, but both missed their flight due to the three-hour delivery, which created quite a buzz at the airport.
Atter said that Rigby was still training as a service dog to help her with mobility and pain. James said that they knew that their dog was in the area but experienced an early job because of the thrill of being around several people at the airport.
It was difficult to check the puppies for birth during delivery. “Every time she’s ready to deliver another, he starts jumping around,” James told Tampa Bay Times .
James added that they planned to return to their home in Bradenton, Florida, with the dogs and puppies, and calm their nerves before deciding for a plan to drive to Philadelphia with the puppies.