Wife of deceased Cleveland dog trainer now faces animal cruelty charges

Earlier this month, a canine rescue outfit from Dacula, Georgia rescued dogs and several other animals from Morgan and Stephen's home. (Image via Canine Pet Rescue Facebook page.)

UPDATE (Friday afternoon):

NewsChannel 9 has confirmed Morgan Kinder has turned herself into the Whitfield County Jail.

She later bonded out of jail. Right now, we're working to learn of her next court appearance.

Depend on us to keep you posted.

PREVIOUSLY:

Dalton Police have issued warrants for the arrest of a woman formerly married to the owner of Kinder Dog Training in Cleveland.

Morgan Kinder faces six counts of aggravated animal cruelty and 16 counts of animal cruelty. Morgan was the wife of Stephen Kinder.

Earlier this month, Dalton Police served a search warrant at the home of Morgan and Stephen, and say they found dozens of animals in poor condition and suffering from neglect. Police say Stephen, who was facing animal cruelty charges of his own, took his own life after the search.

According to Dalton Police, the six counts of aggravated cruelty to animals were for five snakes and a lizard, all found dead at the home, according to police.

The 16 counts of animal cruelty were for dogs found on the property.

Dalton Police say they have made contact with Morgan through her lawyer, but have not yet arrested her.

This is a developing story - depend on us to update you as we learn more.

RELATED STORIES:

Dogs still in limbo, tied to Kinder animal abuse investigation

"There's no oversight": Tennessee, Georgia lack laws requiring inspections of kennels

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off

Trending