Suspected animal abuser found dead inside vehicle in apparent suicide

9 days ago

Cleveland news, Ohio news.

A Tennessee dog trainer reportedly took his own life few days after being accused of animal abuse.

The owner of Kinder Dog Training Stephen Kinder, 42, allegedly fired at himself while setting in his vehicle Thursday, reports said.

The suicide act happened three days after the man was arrested for allegedly abusing animals at his house.

According to the animals owners, Kinder has neglected, starved, malnourished and injured their dogs while they were in his care.

Five counts of animal cruelty were pending against kinder. A bond of $1,250 was set for his release.

News outlets reported that animal control found 16 dehydrate and severely injured dogs in Kinder's house on Friday.