By Tim State in Miscellaneous on Sep 24, 2007 6:40AM
The misty-eyed reunion took place this weekend when Reba, popular Loop panhandler Tom Finley’s dog, missing since September 7, was returned to the Anti-Cruelty Society. Finely was speechless, but Reba had a lot to say, barking at the group of photographers who had gathered for the press conference. A $500 reward had been offered for the return, which was refused. So the money, which has grown from other donations, will be given to Finley, who can barely pay his $550 rent with the Social Security checks he receives.
The Anti-Cruelty Society has guaranteed the dog veterinary care for the rest of his life. Following the press conference, both Reba and Finley enjoyed a gourmet meal together.
Having promised no questions asked, the Anti-Cruelty society didn’t know anything about the woman who dropped the dog off, or how she even got ahold of Reba. The minutia of it all probably doesn’t matter: a man and his dog have been reunited.
Image via Denise Copening, who set up a blog for Reba.