Puppy gets forever home after garbage truck driver spies moving backpack


Driver Aaron Kinsel with the puppy he rescued and named Tipper.

CINCINNATI, Ohio (WCMH) — A puppy thrown to the roadside in a backpack was rescued by a garbage truck driver who gave her a forever home.

Aaron Kinsel was making his rounds on Wednesday in Colerain Township, near Cincinnati, when he saw a backpack moving near the roadway.

When he got out of the truck and unzipped it, he found a 10-week-old, Boxer-mix puppy.

Rumpke’s safety team picked up Tipper and took her to the veterinarian’s office. The vet said the puppy had a broken leg and dehydration.

“I felt like I was meant to find her,” Kinsel said.

He is calling her Tipper, and he’s adopting the dog into his family.

A tipper is a driver’s helper, a mechanism used on the back of residential garbage truck that helps pick up trash containers.

Local authorities are involved, and Rumpke is offering complete cooperation with an investigation.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending on NBC4i.com

Today's Central OH Forecast

More Forecast

Don't Miss