Betty on the News: Jaycee Lee Dugard to be Reunited with Her Pets
Already reunited with her family, Jaycee Lee Dugard is looking forward to seeing her pets again
-Margeaux Baulch Klein
After 18 years of inprisonment in the backyard compound of her accused kidnappers and rapists, Jaycee Lee Dugard was reunited with her family last month and now will be reunited with her pets as well.
Among the pets removed from Phillip Garrido’s home after he and wife Nancy were arrested on Aug. 26th were five cats, two dogs, three cockatiels, a pigeon, white mice and a parakeet.
Animal control officials have been taking care of the pets – all of which are said to be in good health – but Jaycee and her two daughters, Starlite and Angel, are reportedly anxious to get them back.
“We’ve been going the extra mile, socializing with the cats and taking the dogs for walks. They are all very friendly animals, and you can tell they were well-cared for and never tormented,” says Lt. Nancy Anderson of the Contra Costa County animal shelter. “There was never a question of them going up for adoption unless (Jaycee) indicated she didn’t want them back. But that’s not the case. I think there’s going to be another happy reunion for the family.” (People)