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Nicky Hilton wants fans to know that Casey Johnson's dogs -- Zoe (a poodle) and Elvis (a Yorkie) -- are alive and well. reported Friday that the dogs -- which Hilton retrieved from the Los Angeles home of Johnson's purported fiance Tila Tequila earlier this week -- got checkups at a veterinarian in Los Angeles and have been released to Johnson's family.

After the report was posted, Hilton linked to the story on her Twitter page and added: "Hope this clears up all the rumors."

In a series of Twitter posts, Tila (real name: Tila Nguyen) 28, had accused Hilton and actress Bijou Phillips of taking the dogs in order to euthanize and bury them with Johnson.

Johnson was found dead at the age of 30 on Jan. 4 (a cause of death has not been determined).

Her funeral is scheduled for this weekend.