Special delivery: Philly-bound service dog gives birth to 8 puppies at airport

May 26, 2018 GMT

By Staff

Philly-bound airline passengers at the Tampa International Airport were treated to a special delivery of some precious cargo Friday after Eleanor Rigby, a 2-year-old golden retriever service dog, successfully birthed eight puppies while waiting to board her flight.

The mom-to-be was waiting with her owner, Diane Van Atter, and the puppies’ father, Golden Nugget, to fly home from Florida when the babies began to arrive, according to tweets from Tampa Fire Rescue.

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