Jaycee Dugard Will Be Reunited with Her Pets

Animal control officials are arranging to return the abducted woman's "well-cared-for" cats, dogs and birds

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Jaycee Dugard and her daughters are preparing for another happy homecoming: with their animals.

Pets removed from Phillip Garrido’s house after his Aug. 26 arrest on kidnapping and rape charges include five cats, two dogs, three cockatiels, a pigeon, white mice and a parakeet.

Animal control officials say that only one of the mice is still alive – but other than that, the pets remain in good health, and Jaycee, 29, Starlit, 15, and Angel, 11, are anxious to get them back.

One of the dogs is a Rottweiler mix and the other is a Labrador mix, Anderson said. The cats are described only as basic, shorthaired and very sweet housecats. The pigeon and mouse were caged.

Anderson says a liaison for Jaycee has made it clear she and the girls want the pets back soon, but it was unclear exactly when the reunion would happen. Jaycee, her daughters, and her mother are with counselors in an undisclosed location in El Dorado County, which is prosecuting the Garridos.

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