& # 39; She is all I have in this life & # 39 ;: a struggling woman selling The Big Issue magazine begs for help after her beloved chihuahua Fifi is stolen
- Heartbreak Big Issue seller argues for the return of her stolen Chihuahua Fifi
- The dog was last seen in a pram in Adelaide & Rundle Mall on Tuesday afternoon
- Owner Ruth Reidy returned to the scene with a sign that the return of her dog was in favor
- The publication launched the entire city for Fifi while the police are investigating
A heartbroken Big Issue seller begged for the safe return of her beloved chihuahua after she was stolen from Adelaide's CBD.
Ruth Reidy, 70, had stopped in a supermarket in Rundle Mall on Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. to do some shopping when a woman left with Fifi who was sitting in a pram outside.
While the stroller was found shortly afterwards on the corner of King William Street and North Terrace, there is still no trace of the beloved pooch.
A shattered Mrs. Reidy returned to Rundle Mall on Wednesday with a handwritten plate begging her to return her constant companion.
Ruth Reidy, 70 years old, sold copies of the magzine in Rundle Mall shortly after 1 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon when a woman left with Fifi (pictured here with Mrs. Reidy) sitting in a pram
& # 39; Please return my dog Fifi & # 39 ;, is the heartbreaking sign.
& # 39; I love her. Fifi is all I have in this life. Please. & # 39;
Mrs. Reidy has been a The Big Issue supplier for five years played in the 2019 calendar of the publication with Fifi.
The publication has started an investigation across the city for Mrs. Reidy in an attempt to find the missing dog.
& # 39; Ruth is very devastated and is trying to get a brave face & # 39 ;, South Australian operations manager Matt Stedman told Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; She regards Fifi as a daughter. She and Fifi were inseparable and iconic faces in Rundle Mall. & # 39;
A shattered Mrs. Reidy returned to Rundle Mall on Wednesday with a handwritten sign begging her to return her constant companion
A cell phone in the pram of that time was also stolen.
The black and white chihuahua was wearing a black and white dress, green collar and red line at that time.
Mrs. Reidy says she is deeply shocked by the theft.
& # 39; I just don't understand how someone can be so cruel & # 39 ;, she told Seven News.
She revealed how she had sold The Big Issue to pay for Fifi's invoices.
& # 39; Ruth regards Fifi as a daughter. She and Fifi were inseparable and iconic faces at Rundle Mall, & # 39; The Big Issue & # 39; s South Australian operations manager Matt Stedman told Daily Mail Australia
& # 39; I can't stop thinking about what they do to her, & # 39; Rediy told Adelaide Advertiser.
& # 39; I have been living in hell since she was taken. Bring my dog back, I love her, I wouldn't prosecute. & # 39;
Mr Stedman told Daily Mail Australia Mrs. Reidy is grateful for the overwhelming public support she has received in the last 24 hours.
The cute pooch was last seen in a pram wearing a costume on Tuesday afternoon
The Lost Dog of Adelaide Facebook page also published on the theft, which has since received more than 500 shares.
& # 39; It is terrible to happen and you feel so helpless & # 39 ;, said Stedman.
& # 39; Ruth is a hard-working, happy and lively person who takes care of everyone. Public support was great, where people offered to offer rewards for the return of Fifi. & # 39;
& # 39; People and pets have an incredible bond, and that connection is even greater for someone who is homeless or disadvantaged. A pet is often a lifeline and a vital source of comfort and companionship. & # 39;
The thief grabbed the pram and was last seen fleeing from Adelaide & # 39; s Rundle Mall (photo)
South Australian police have controlled CCTV from the area and released it publicly. On it is a woman with dark hair, with a black cap, white top, black cropped jeans, sneakers and with a pink backpack on King William Street, with what looks like a dog hidden under her arm.
Anyone with information is to call Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000.
& # 39; Everyone makes mistakes, but it would be highly appreciated if Fifi can be returned if it means everything to Ruth, & # 39; Mr. Stedman told Daily Mail Australia.