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A truck driver for Rumpke Waste & Recycling saved a puppy’s life after finding her discarded along his route. And now, he’s adopting her.

Aaron Kinsel was working in Colerain Township, near Cincinnati, Ohio, he noticed a backpack lying on the side of the road along his route. Seeing what appeared to be a tiny snout sticking out, Kinsel stopped to investigate. In the backpack, he found an abandoned puppy!

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The 10-week-old puppy had been shoved in the backpack and thrown to the curb – but thankfully, her cruel fate was cut short by Kinsel.

“I felt like I was meant to find her,” Kinsel said in a Rumpke press release.

According to Rumpke, the little pooch was severely dehydrated and had a broken leg when she was discovered. Thankfully, the Rumpke Safety managed to get the little dog, named Tipper, into a vet’s office to receive proper treatment.

Due to the break, Tipper required her leg to be completely amputated. Rumpke is committed to paying for the treatment of the dog. Once she’s recovered, she’ll find her forever home with Kinsel and his family – and be an honorary member of the Rumpke team.

Tipper has since undergone her amputation surgery. According to an update by Rumpke, “The surgery went well and she is currently recovering at the veterinarian office.” She’s expected to join her new home the Kinsel’s by next week.

Funny enough, Kinsel isn’t the only Rumpke member to save an animal (or an amputee). According to Tracy Combs, her son also works for Rumpke and spotted a tiny kitten in the road on his way to work. The kitten required her front left leg to be amputated, and Tracy ended up adopting her afterward. Her name is Tripp – similar to Kinsel’s new 3-legged girl, Tipper!

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“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, according to the press release. It seems like they’re doing a great job!