A Rumpke Waste & Recycling driver is a hero after saving a puppy Wednesday morning in Colerain Township just outside Cincinnati.
Rumpke Driver Aaron Kinsel was servicing customers when he noticed a discarded backpack along the roadway. After additional observation, he noticed the bag was moving, so he got out of the truck to investigate. Inside the bag he found a distraught 10-week old puppy.
The female, Boxer-mix is being treated at a local veterinarian’s office. She is suffering from dehydration and a broken leg.
“I felt like I was meant to find her,” Kinsel said.
Kinsel and his family have decided to adopt the dog – who he is calling Tipper, which is a fitting name for her. A tipper is mechanism used on the back of residential garbage trucks that helps pick up trash containers. You could call it a driver’s helper.
Rumpke’s Safety team picked up Tipper and transported her to the veterinarian. Local authorities are involved and Rumpke is offering complete cooperation with an investigation.
“For their safety, as well as for the safety of our customers, Rumpke drivers are trained to remain observant. We do our best to take care of our communities and always do the right thing,” said Kendra Catherman Cincinnati safety manager at Rumpke. “We are very proud of Aaron and delighted to make Tipper an honorary member of our Rumpke team.”