News CYD Santa Maria
Llamamiento de emergencia del CYD.
La Asociación CYD de Santa María vuelve a funcionar gracias a los voluntarios
Virginia Solera sobre el maltrato, nuestros caballos y su reacción al ver tanta gente ayudándoles por las lluvias
50 personas han acudido a nuestro llamamiento para reparar los daños provocados por las lluvias
El albergue para caballos CYD Santa María en Coín también ha sufrido daños por las lluvias
Dossier de prensa Asociación y Refugio para caballos y animales CYD Santa María 2015
Horse slaughter increases due to the crisis - Newspapers
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.
“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.
Horses abandoned or slaughtered due to the crisis - Newspapers
A few years ago we rescued abused and abandoned horses but they were isolated cases.
CyD Santamaria association and refuge´s stables and equestrian tracks are cared by ten staff volunteers and currently host to 55 horses.
Volunteers from the naval base of Rota in the refuge - TV
Sponsorship from 1 euro a day - Video
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
Look after a horse from one euro - Newspapers
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.
Afternoons with Helena - CYD Santa María - Video
Interview with Concordia Márquez, president of CyD Santa Maria - Video
Loose horses cause accidents on the road - TV
Abandonment of horses due to the crisis - Newspapers
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.
Abandoned horses - TV
Humans and animals - TV
Pets thrown out due to the crisis - Newspapers
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.
Horses abandoned - TV
Several abandoned horses adopted in Holland - TV
Shelter rescues thirty abandoned horses in Málaga - Newspapers
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.