Police find more Stephen Kinder animals at Dalton home

DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) – Investigators with the Dalton police department have recovered dozens of animals in poor health from the home of Stephen Kinder, the dog trainer who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound yesterday.

Officers found animals suffering from apparent neglect and living in horrible conditions at a home on Mattie Street in Dalton.

Police were following up on an original report that a dog owner recovered his animals from Kinder Dog training in poor condition.

At the home they found 16 dogs, along with two baby goats, two turtles, a snake, and in the back yard there were nine ducks.

There were several dead animals also.

The investigation led to Bradley County authorities arresting Stephen Kinder 3 days ago and charging him with animal cruelty.

Thursday, Dalton authorities learned that Kinder had killed himself with a self-inflicted gunshot about 1:30.

The rescued animals have all been safely placed with shelters or homes in Georgia.

These dogs were rescued by Canine Pet Rescue in Dacula, Georgia.

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