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Purred: Tue May 13, '08 1:55am PST 
Dognapped Loop pooch put to sleep
REBA | Downtown workers had united to get panhandler's pet back

"A mixed-breed pooch that was dognapped from her panhandler owner last summer -- only to be returned to him weeks later, thanks to the help of Loop workers -- has died.

The tale of Tom Finley and his beloved Reba came to an end last Sunday, after Reba's ailments overcame her at the Anti-Cruelty Society in River North....

...She had a pancreatic tumor removed earlier this year, and Finley visited her last month.

"He got himself dressed up," Dinger said. "She was happy to see him. They spent a good deal of the time together that afternoon."

But her condition turned bad quickly last weekend. She was no longer able to stand and was in obvious pain, said Dinger, who went to the shelter to put her to sleep Sunday.

"There were a great many tears around here," he said.

Finley is aware of her death and said to be heartbroken, friends say. He could not be reached for comment."

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Edited by author Tue May 13, '08 2:01am PST