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Jaycee Dugard Wants Her Pets Back

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Family Photo: Jaycee Lee Dugard.

ANTIOCH, Calif. (CBS/AP) You might think that after spending 18 years in Phillip Garrido's squalid house and backyard, Jaycee Lee Dugard would want to get rid of everything associated with the experience.

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Not so, says Dugard's advocate, who told authorities that Dugard wants her five cats, two dogs, three cockatiels, a pigeon and a mouse back after animal services removed them from the home.

Lieutenant Joe DeCosta of Contra Costa County animal services says his department is working on fulfilling Dugard's wishes.

"They have expressed an interest that they want their pets back," DeCosta said. "We are going to do everything we can to help facilitate that."

DeCosta said the animals are good condition, and most have been placed in temporary foster homes until Dugard, 29, and her two daughters can reclaim them.

DeCosta said he did not know how many of the animals are in new homes, and said there's no timetable on when they would be returned to Dugard.

The animals have been in protective custody since they were found Aug. 27 after authorities began searching the Antioch, Calif., property of Phillip and Nancy Garrido.

The couple has been charged with kidnapping a then-11-year-old Dugard in 1991 and raping her.

Authorities are also dissecting the property for possible clues linking the couple to two other child abductions in Northern California in the 1980s.

Photos: Inside Phillip Garrido's House
Photos: The Search For Jaycee
Photos: Jaycee Lee Dugard Found Alive
Photos: Inside Jaycee's Terror Tent

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