BEATRICE - A hearing regarding disposition of horses seized by law officers in an investigation into alleged cruelty has been rescheduled, in Gage County District Court.

A hearing on the petition filed by the Gage County Sheriff’s Office was to be held Tuesday but has been rescheduled for October 3rd (11 am).

The petition involves the seizing of horses from veterinary clinics in Pickrell and Beatrice operated by Jennafer Glaesemann.  Her attorney sought a new court date to allow for more time to exchange information in the case.  The State did not object to the continuance.

The sheriff’s office is seeking forfeiture of horses impounded by the sheriff, that would then be sold at public auction.

Last month, the Gage County Sheriff’s Office cited Glaesemann with 37 counts of animal neglect, after a Nebraska Brand Committee investigator observed malnourished horses on Glaesemann’s property.  The investigator determined that the majority of the animals were emaciated.  A total of four horses died. 

Sheriff’s deputies obtained two search warrants, seizing 38 horses…with 36 of the animals taken to a horse rescue organization in Crete, to be housed and fed.

Court documents indicate that in a necropsy of two of the dead horses found, a veterinarian found evidence of prolonged poor nutrition as the cause of neglect.