A US guide dog unexpectedly gave birth to eight puppies in the middle of the Tampa International Airport.
Eleanor ‘Ellie’ Rigby, a two-year-old yellow Labrador, delivered the pups with the help of Tampa Fire Rescue’s medical team.
Her owners knew she was pregnant, but did not realise how close she was to going into labour.
Ellie and father Nugget are now parents to seven males and one female pup.
An airport spokesperson said that Ellie and Nugget’s owners, a woman and her daughter, were set to board their flight to Philadelphia with the two service dogs when Ellie went into labour.
The family – and their eight new additions – missed their flight.