The Good Samaritan Rescue Mission in Corpus Christi has acquired some additional property on the 200 block of Alameda. The charity and homeless shelter has reportedly been trying to buy the property for many years.
They said they plan to create what they call the "Good Sam Village," a place where homeless residents could stay once they have jobs. Organizers said the idea is to gradually work toward total independence.
Laurie Bertram lives in one of those abandoned houses now set for demolition. She's moving out at the end of the week, and is asking that someone step forward and take around a half-dozen dogs that she has been caring for.
"I am grateful to move. I'm very grateful to move," Bertram said. "I'm tired of the fleas and ticks that are killing my animals and tearing my heart out."
The dogs have a severe skin condition and are covered with ticks, but the hope is that someone, or maybe several people, will offer to adopt them.
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