- Associated Press - Monday, December 22, 2014

PETERSBURG, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Humane Society is looking for donations to help care for 14 malnourished horses rescued from a northeast Nebraska farm.

The horses were removed from a farm west of Petersburg in Boone County from an owner previously charged with animal cruelty.

KNOP television reports (http://bit.ly/16Kxg6c ) Jim Majerus pleaded no contest to charges from 2012 and he was sentenced in August to probation for two years and three separate one-month jail sentences. He served his first 30 days in August.

Human Society spokesman Mark Langan says the organization will ask a judge to impose a 15-year ownership restriction allowed by Nebraska state law.

He says the horses, extremely malnourished, will be taken to Omaha where they will receive medical treatment.

A number listed for Majerus has been disconnected.

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