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Animals/Pets news & information for Costa Cantabria

Mad cow disease strikes farm in Cantabria
Animals/Pets Mon, May 22, 2017

Mad cow disease strikes farm in Cantabria

AN OUTBREAK of 'mad cow disease' has been detected at a Cantabria farm, costing the lives of five out of the premises' 90 bovines. Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease (CJD) or Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE),...

Mad cow disease death
Animals/Pets Sat, Mar 7, 2009

Mad cow disease death

MAD Cow Disease has been confirmed as the cause of death of a Santander man, say Cantabria regional health authority. The victim died in the Marqués de Valdecilla hospital in the regional capital in January. His is the...

Dog welfare activists demand beach ban re-think
Animals/Pets Wed, Aug 13, 2008

Dog welfare activists demand beach ban re-think

A group of volunteers from the El Refugio animal welfare association, accompanied by fourteen rescued dogs, took to El Sardinero beach in Santander yesterday at the start of a week-long, nationwide campaign to demand a...

Animals/Pets Thu, Apr 24, 2008

Beached baby whale rescued from Bikinis beach

An injured whale calf was rescued from Bikinis beach in Santander yesterday after a joint operation involving the Guardia Civil, the Red Cross and a female biologist from the Cantabrian Maritime Museum. The museum's...

Animals/Pets Fri, May 21, 2004

Stud horses go on display in Guriezo

The six stud horses being used in the artificial insemination programme in the town of Guriezo were displayed today as part of the San Isidro celebrations. There are two Arabs, Trasto and Satén, two Spanish, Tegel and...

Animals/Pets Wed, May 19, 2004

Dog owner assaults policeman over muzzle

The owner of a pitbull was arrested yesterday at 12.50pm for assaulting and verbally abusing a police officer who insisted on the owner using a muzzle. The dog owner was strolling down Santander´s calle Castilla with...

Large sea mammal washed up on Cantabria beach
Animals/Pets Wed, Jan 28, 2004

Large sea mammal washed up on Cantabria beach

Guardia Civil discovered the body of a dead 5m long cetacean yesterday morning washed up on Valdearenas beach in the Dunas de Liencres Natural Park. Experts from the Santander Guardia Civil Nature Protection department,...

Animals/Pets Wed, Jan 14, 2004

Firemen rescue dog from top of cliff

Firemen finally managed to rescue a dog yesterday lunchtime from the top of the cliff about twenty metres above the Ernía beach in Soto de La Marina. Firemen were first advised that there was a problem the previous day...