&nbsp

News CYD Santa Maria

We wish we were always news for cheerful issues, such good news you can read now and then, that would be our intention, however, it is not always the case, but we cannot stop denouncing those bad moments suffered by our horses, our friends …

2017

2017
24 de Febrero
Llamamiento de emergencia del CYD.
laplataforma.org

2016

2016
6 de Diciembre
La Asociación CYD de Santa María vuelve a funcionar gracias a los voluntarios
andaluz.tv
6 de Diciembre
Virginia Solera sobre el maltrato, nuestros caballos y su reacción al ver tanta gente ayudándoles por las lluvias
Ayuda CYD Santa Maria
6 de Diciembre
50 personas han acudido a nuestro llamamiento para reparar los daños provocados por las lluvias
Ayuda Voluntarios CYD Santa Maria
4 de Diciembre
El albergue para caballos CYD Santa María en Coín también ha sufrido daños por las lluvias
La Opinión de Málaga
Año 2016
Caballos que susurran a las mujeres
Mujer Hoy

2016

2016
Año 2016
Caballos que susurran a las mujeres
Caballos que susurran a las mujeres

2015

2015
Año 2015
Dossier de prensa Asociación y Refugio para caballos y animales CYD Santa María 2015
Dossier de prensa Asociación y Refugio para caballos y animales CYD Santa María 2015

2013

2013
7th of March
Horse slaughter increases due to the crisis - Newspapers
La Vanguardia.com

CYD-Santamaria

The horsemeat scandal after discovering traces of horse meat  where it should be beef has not only put on the table the discussion on traceability but also the exponential increase in the slaughter of horses in Spain in recent years. If there were 6,303 deaths of horses at slaughterhouses in 2008, the figure rose to 73,473 last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

Experts agree that the numbers are not explained by a possible increase in the consumption of this meat in Spanish territory, where there is little tradition of eating horsemeat, and it is attributed to other causes.

“Areas close to the French border are the sites in Spain where more horsemeat is consumed,” says the president of the Spanish Breeders National Association  (ANCCE), Javier Conde. But, where does the rest of the flesh go? “It is exported to countries such as France and Italy,” he replies. Concordia Márquez, President of The  CYD Santa María,located in the province of Málaga and currently houses about 90 animals, she believes that one of the reasons is that “in the wake of the economic crisis, many people are getting rid of their horses “because they cannot afford to support them.. “The Purebred Spanish Horse   experienced a boom in the sustained economic boom period when many were raised,” said the director of the Union of Spanish Horse Breeders (UCCE), Rafael González.

La Vanguardia
20th October
Horses abandoned or slaughtered due to the crisis - Newspapers
LaNacion.com.py

Alhaurin El Grande, Spain (AFP). Located at the end of a bumpy country road in a planted olive grove near the coastal city of Málaga, a refuge in the town of Alhaurin el Grande has taken abused and abandoned horses in for ten years.

A few years ago we rescued abused and abandoned horses but they were isolated cases. 

Now the problem is that  all sectors are having the same problem ” , individuals, breeders or sellers, explains Virginia Solera, 35,one  of the responsible  , while she is stroking Alegria, a brown mare found starving a few months ago.

CyD Santamaria association and refuge´s stables and equestrian tracks are cared by ten staff volunteers and currently host to 55 horses.

Read more

La Nacion

2012

2012
15th June
Volunteers from the naval base of Rota in the refuge - TV
ROTA Newsbreak – AFN

AFN ROTA
20th October
Sponsorship from 1 euro a day - Video
Alhaurín el Grande (Málaga) – Network Media

Various shots of horses and sponsors children.

Total of children, parents and carers.

The Three Wise Men will bring to Francis a very special gift. From the 6th of January he will be responsible for caring for this mare.

It is an animal refuge in Alhaurin el Grande, Málaga; it promotes sponsorship of abandoned horses for one euro a day.

Like this colt named JJ, victim of abuse.

This refuge has 40 horses to sponsor and the care of each one costs about 500 Euros a year.

Fuente: Network Media

Network Media

2011

2011
12th December
Look after a horse from one euro - Newspapers
Diario Sur

10950681

Daughter of an abused and abandoned mare, Voltereta is a filly that now is suffering the consequences of malnutrition. She has skin problems and she is not fattening and other animals who share life in the Cyd Santa Maria refuge not show her too much respect. “I wish that someone wants to worry about her so that, together, we can raise their self-esteem and she becomes a balanced and beautiful mare” explained from this group based in Alhaurin el Grande which currently hosts 41 horses that have not had much luck in their lives.

Voltereta is just one of the animals that most urgently need a sponsor who is in charge of giving love and care. For this reason, the association has developed an original initiative to give away at Christmas: a solidarity form from only one euro entitles the recipient to visit the refuge, brush, walk and care for horses. “Automatically you become a member of  CyD Santa María” explains Virginia Solera, who, together her sister Concordia holds the reins of this NGO that has multiplied its work with the crisis.

Read more… 

Diario Sur
2nd August
Afternoons with Helena - CYD Santa María - Video
Afternoons with Helena

Obra Social Cam
6th May
Interview with Concordia Márquez, president of CyD Santa Maria - Video
Obra Social Cam

Obra Social Cam
7th April
Loose horses cause accidents on the road - TV
Andalusian Live – Canal Sur

Canal Sur
7th March
Abandonment of horses due to the crisis - Newspapers
Diario Sur

On Saturday, a woman and two horses were injured after an accident that took place in the Carlos Haya tunnel of the A-7, because the animals were loose in the middle of the road. This is not an isolated case, as Association Cyd Santa María denounced. This association has the only refuge in the province that takes abused or neglected horses in. It is located in Alhaurin el Grande. 

For a couple of years ago, the number of abandoned horses has increased due to the economic crisis, which has caused many owners have withdrawn from the animals. “Right now we have welcomed 70 horses, the average was 35, two or three years ago,” stressed Virginia Solera, one of the managers of Cyd Santa María, a group that is being overwhelmed because whenever a similar situation occurs the local police or the Civil Guard often uses them.

Read more…

Diario Sur

2010

2010
20th October
Abandoned horses - TV
Las Mañanas de Cuatro – Cuatro

Cuatro
20th October
Humans and animals - TV
Tesis Canal Sur 2 Andalucía

Canal Sur 2 Andalucía
19th July
Pets thrown out due to the crisis - Newspapers
Diario Sur

DOCU_SUR

Yaya’, a very old and sick female dog, was received from an animal welfare organisation of Málaga three years ago for a person to “spend her last days as well as possible.”  She is still alive and improved, as indicated from the protective, but the case of ‘Yaya’ is not very common. “There are people who leave old or injured animals and  they do not say it, infecting others,” says the director of Animal Park, Carmen Marin.

Many of the animals delivered to the protective so far this year in the province, 719 dogs and 76 cats, are sick animals, according to sources from the City Council. Citizens carry them because they can not afford a private veterinarian if euthanasia was necessary. “Many people leave the elderly and sick animals that need to be taken to a veterinarian for care and expenses involved”, says the director of t the Society of Animals and Plants , Carmen Manzano, relating the abandonments with the economic crisis, and adding “we had to create a ship ‘geriatric’ for them ‘. In addition, the Director of the protective explains that this year the City has halved the grant, due to the period of financial difficulty. “There will come a time that we cannot sustain us because we are a selfless public service, care for animals and generate employment, institutions must take it into account ‘complaint Manzano.

Read more…

Diario Sur

2009

2009
20th October
Horses abandoned - TV
Las Mañanas de Cuatro – Cuatro

Cuatro
30th September
Several abandoned horses adopted in Holland - TV
Andalusian Live – Canal Sur

Canal Sur
10th April
Shelter rescues thirty abandoned horses in Málaga - Newspapers
Diario de Jeréz

0000312243_560x560_jpg000

The economic crisis is forcing to  the refuge  CyD Santa Maria in Málaga to multiply their efforts to help those horses, mares, ponies and donkeys in need. One of the latest interventions came a few days ago in the town of Alora in Málaga where thirty animals in delicate physical conditions stubble grazing unfenced plot next to the train tracks at high speed.

The display phase began a few weeks ago when forest rangers from the Environmental Protection Service (SEPRONA) of Coin, alerted the owners of equine refuge about the situation in which this group of animals were. The first investigations were then directed to locate the owner of the land and animals, a farmer who acknowledged being run through strict cost and maintenance of livestock you supposed to assume an impossible burden. The attitude of the owner was to cooperate at all times with the technician and with the refuge. He did not contact with the association because he did not know of its existence as explained to this newspaper one of its owners. “The animals seemed not to be abandoned because there was water and that is an important proof, but it is true they were eating what was in a plot unfenced along the tracks, which was a clear risk to the animals.

Read more…

Diario de Jeréz
24th March
Rescue in Alora - TV
Andalusian Live – Canal Sur

Canal Sur
13th January
Abused Horses - TV
Regional News – RTVE – La 1.

TVE