Service dog goes into labor at Tampa International Airport

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According to an airport spokesperson, a woman and her daughter were on their way to Philadelphia this morning with a pair of service dogs when one of them went into labor.

Tampa Fire Rescue captured photos as paramedics and a member of the local police helped the two-year-old Labrador, whose full name is Eleanor Rigby, a reference to The Beatles song.

Service dog waiting to board a flight at the Tampa airport welcomes a litter of puppies.

"I have to go, the father is getting excited", she said.

- It's not exactly airmail, but a very special delivery just wrapped up at Tampa International Airport.

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On Friday, a service dog named Eleanor Rigby (aka Ellie) gave birth near gate F-80. Tampa International Airport wrote on its Facebook page.

"They were there. It took a couple of hours", said Jason Penny, Tampa Fire Rescue.

The father, Nugget, was also there for the big event.

Finally, they all made their way into the world, one by one, and got cleaned up on a black and green blanket, before they could snuggle up to their mom.

Another adult dog can also be seen near the proud mother giving birth.

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