UPDATE: The co-owner of Kinder Dog Training, Morgan Kinder, was booked into the Whitfield County Jail on Thursday.

She has since bonded out. 

Kinder faces six counts of aggravated cruelty to animals for the five dead snakes and one dead lizard found in her home during a search on February 7.


PREVIOUS STORY: The wife of a north Georgia dog trainer is now facing a long list of animal cruelty charges.

Dalton Police have issued arrest warrants for Morgan Kinder.

Police say 26-year-old Morgan Kinder is wanted for six counts of aggravated cruelty to animals for the five dead snakes and one dead lizard found in her home during a search on February 7.

She is also wanted for 16 counts of cruelty to animals for the 16 dogs that were found inside the home.

Kinder's husband, Steven Kinder, was facing similar charges when he took his own life last month.

Emily Coker says she brought her 10-month-old Miniature Australian Labradoodle to Kinder Dog Training in Cleveland in January.

She got him back in February and said he's still not himself.

"There are some certain triggers we are seeing. Hats. He doesn't like when men walk by with hats. It freaks him out. He likes to stay in the back of his crate," she added.

Coker said Louey had been at the training center for a few weeks when abuse against owner Steven Kinder surfaced.

She called Kinder's wife Morgan demanding to have her dog back.

"She said that Louey was not at the facility. She said the Louey was at their personal home in Dalton, Georgia. And I kept saying that I did not authorize her to do that," Coker said.

A Cleveland Police officer went with Coker to the Kinder Dog Training Facility in the middle of the night.

Video shows them reuniting.

Louey was covered in stains Coker said were caused by being left in urine and feces.

In the video, Morgan Kinder blamed a mud puddle.

Coker said Louey is still regaining weight he lost while in the Kinder's care and shows no signs of being trained.

She wasn't able to get her $900 back.

She hopes these new charges will ensure the business does not reopen and she questions why Morgan Kinder wasn't charged when authorities charged her husband.

"I don't think it should matter that her name wasn't on the license or not. She was the one who I communicated with, who I dropped my dog off with. She provided me updates, false updates actually about my dog and she is the one who returned my dog to me," Coker said.

Coker's dog is not one of the animals attached to the 22 charges filed against Morgan Kinder.

Cleveland authorities said they plan to speak to Coker as that agency continues it's investigation.

An attorney who once represented the training facility tells Channel 3 the business is closed and Morgan Kinder is changing careers.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Dalton police have issued warrants for the arrest of the wife of a Cleveland dog trainer who was charged with animal cruelty.

Police say 26-year-old Morgan Kinder is wanted for six counts of aggravated cruelty to animals for the five dead snakes and one dead lizard found in her home during a search on February 7.

She is also wanted for 16 counts of cruelty to animals for the 16 dogs that were found inside the home.

Police say some of the dogs belonged to Kinder and her late husband and some of them belonged to customers.

Kinder's husband had been arrested and charged with four counts of animal cruelty in Bradley County, following an investigation of his business, "Kinder Dog Training."

Kinder has not turned herself in or been arrested.

If you have any information about this case, please call the Dalton Police Department.

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