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Nebraska couple barred from owning animals for the next 20 years

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A Dodge County Court judge accepted a plea agreement on Tuesday offered by County Attorney Oliver Glass, and defendants, Roland Peterson, 53, and his wife Lori, 48, of Dodge County for multiple counts of attempting animal abuse, a Class 1 misdemeanor reported the Freemont Tribune

If found guilty, the couple faced a maximum 20 year prison sentence and a $10,000 fine.

In the agreement, however the couple pleaded no contest, were sentenced to two years of probation, and are barred from owning any animals for the next 20 years.

Last August, the Dodge County Sheriff's Department found 30 dead dogs, cats, horses, and goats on the Peterson's property. The bodies of some of the animals, in various stages of decomposition, were being kept in a freezer. Lori Peterson insisted the dogs died from an outbreak of parvo virus.

According to Channel 7 ketv, the Nebraska Humane Society with the Dodge County Sheriff's Department seized the rest of the animals on the rented farm just a few days later. The couple surrendered pigs, horses, goats, ponies, ducks, and chickens. The animals have since been rehabilitated and have gone on to new, adoptive homes.

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