Dog trainer committed suicide

Dog trainer, accused of animal cruelty, has committed suicide

A Cleveland, Tennessee, dog trainer, arrested earlier this week for animal cruelty, committed suicide on Thursday afternoon. As reported by the Cleveland Banner, Stephen Kinder, owner of Kinder Dog Training, died from a self-inflicted gun shot wound; he was found outside of the American Legion Post 81.

The allegations against the trainer

On Monday, Kinder was arrested on four counts of animal cruelty. The trainer was brought up on charges after allegations of neglect were made by his clients – one woman claims that her Great Dane, Duncan, was “malnourished and injured” when she picked him up after seven weeks with Kinder, reports News Channel 9.

Dog allegedly returned to owner malnourished and injured

Three other clients reported similar health issues with dogs who had been left in Kinder’s care. The allegations from Kinder’s clients led to a total of four animal cruelty charges.

Despite several people coming forward with similar complaints of neglect and/or abuse, Kinder maintained his innocence.

(Screenshots via Cleveland News Channel 9)

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6 replies
    • Animals#1 says:

      No tears or sympathy from me either. Karma nice job now pick up the pace and get going with the rest of the amimal abusers. Time for justice for all the abused animals.

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  1. Pamela D says:

    HE DESERVES TO DIE AND I WILL HELP THE SCUMBAG. IF MY DOG LOOKED LIKE THE GREAT DANE STEPHEN KINDER AND I WOULD HAVE A BOXING MATCH AND HE WOULD COME OUT DEAD.

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  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    I find it hard to feel sorry for the loss of this abuser. It may seem harsh but It wish more abusers would take his lead!

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  3. Bev Woodburn says:

    I am pleased that this animal torturing monster Kinder committed suicide. His death was an easy way out – hopefully this monster felt guilty of his sadism and evilness he committed against such precious and innocent beloved family pets. This monster won’t be torturing another innocent dog or any animal again. Thank god!!!!!!!!!!
    I believe all animal torturers and abusers should be put to death and made to suffer as their defenceless and innocent victims endured. Good riddance to the filth on our planet earth who do not deserve to live and breath the air of our planet. .

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