The paramedics of the rescue team at Tampa International Airport received an urgent call: we have an emergency labor, right at the gate F80.
The paramedics who arrived at the scene had no time to be surprised, newborns were born one after the other, people had a lot of work. Third, fifth, finally, eighth – oh, it’s a girl!
The main character of that evening was Ellie, a two-year-old female Labrador, future service dog, who was supposed to give birth to puppies already at home in Philadelphia.
At least that’s what the calculations showed, but the babies wanted to be born right before boarding the plane, and now the owner, Diane Van Atter, sees this as a good sign – it would be much more problematic to give birth on board.
Here, at the Tampa airport, the doctors from the rescue service worked quickly and insured the dog in labor.
All this time, dad, a dog named Nugget, did not leave the newly-made mother.
He is older than Ellie, who is just studying, and together they help their owner with limited mobility to travel.
According to the woman, she knew about the pregnancy of the dog, but did not think that the noise and bustle of the airport would make her so nervous that labor began.
Some passengers even skipped their flights to take selfies with their newborns before security cleaned up the mess.