The Dog Law (Dog Ordinance) states the responsibilities, duties, and authority of the Police Department, Bureau City Inspector, and the community concerning dogs.
It is essential to know the responsibilities of everyone. The owners must keep their dog(s) on their property, whether fenced or not and per law. They have the authority to make decisions regarding the well-being of their pet. Enforcement and execution of the Dog Law is the responsibility of the Police Department but also the Bureau City Inspector.
The BCI has the authority to give warnings, and their BAvPol (extraordinary police officer) team can write you a fine. When a dog is wandering the streets and causing hindrance or forms a threat to others, you can report it to the BCI. When a dog attacks and bites someone in public areas, you can report it to the Police Department.
In the awareness campaign with the Post Aruba N.V., they encouraged responsible behavior from dog owners. Dog owners can receive the first warning when the authorities detect the dog in public areas. The second yard, the owner will get a fine.
The government urges the community to comply with the dog law and be more civic and responsible.