Animal rights organization PETA is awarding a local hero with a compassion award after he rescued a puppy that had been abandoned in a backpack.
The rewards don't stop there. PETA is also offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction on cruelty-to-animals charges of the person(s) responsible for the neglect and abandonment of this dog, according to a press release.
Aaron Kinsel found a 10-12 week old puppy inside of a backpack in 20 degree weather on the morning of Dec. 27. With the help of colleagues, and on Rumpke's dime, the puppy, now named Tipper, was taken vet. Tipper had to have a leg amputated due to her injuries. In a recent update, Rumpke officials said Tipper is doing great and will be headed home with Kinsel's family soon.
“This little puppy could easily have frozen to death or worse on the roadside had it not been for Aaron Kinsel’s compassion and quick action,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien in a press release. “PETA urges everyone to follow his lead and come to the aid of animals in need, including by helping police identify the person who cruelly and illegally abandoned this dog.”
PETA is sending Kinsel a framed certificate, a letter of congratulations, a box of vegan cookies, and a basket of toys and treats for Tipper.
Anyone with information about this case should contact the Colerain Police Department at 513-321-2677.
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