Pup rescued by Rumpke driver comes home

Rumpke driver saves a puppy

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (FOX19) - A puppy found in the back of a Rumpke truck last week is home with the family of her rescuer.

Tipper, a female boxer mix, was discovered by Rumpke driver Aaron Kinsel last Wednesday. She had been stuffed in a backpack and thrown out by her previous owner.

The pup was taken home by Kinsel’s family Saturday afternoon after her successful surgery.

Vets found two broken bones on one of her legs. She was also suffering from dehydration.

One of her back legs was amputated Tuesday, but she is expected to recover fully.

Little “Bunny” (aka Tipper, the Rumpke driver save) is doing well after her surgery today! She is the sweetest puppy and...

Posted by West Side Animal Clinic on Tuesday, February 2, 2021

“The surgery went well, and she is currently recovering at the veterinarian office,” a Rumpke spokesperson said on Twitter. “Aaron’s family is excited to get her home, which will hopefully happen next week.

“[Tipper] is the sweetest puppy and well-loved by all our staff members,” the West Side Animal Clinic wrote on Facebook. “We apologize to her new owners — she may already be a bit spoiled!”

Rumpke is paying for the veterinary bills.

If you’re wondering where the name comes from, a tipper is part of a garbage truck.

“A tipper is a mechanism used on the back of residential garbage trucks that helps pick up trash containers,” the Rumpke spokesperson said. “You could call it a driver’s helper.”

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