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    Beware the Canines

    While I always enjoy my sojourns in Aruba, there is one issue that remains a problem, and that is animal control. Whatever your feelings on this matter, please be aware that not all the dogs are "barkers" but a few are "biters." Only this morning, I was out making some video, minding my own business, and a stray took a chomp on my calf. Kind of stalked up on me, which was mildly surprising. Usually, I ignore them and they'll go away.

    At any rate, a word to the wise. And to my friends in Aruba, please consider ways to leash your pets, control your strays, and think about what can happen to the unwary when animals get a little wild.

    All the best and be careful.

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    wise words!

    clean the boo boo well
    Quote Originally Posted by SanNic44 View Post
    While I always enjoy my sojourns in Aruba, there is one issue that remains a problem, and that is animal control. Whatever your feelings on this matter, please be aware that not all the dogs are "barkers" but a few are "biters." Only this morning, I was out making some video, minding my own business, and a stray took a chomp on my calf. Kind of stalked up on me, which was mildly surprising. Usually, I ignore them and they'll go away.

    At any rate, a word to the wise. And to my friends in Aruba, please consider ways to leash your pets, control your strays, and think about what can happen to the unwary when animals get a little wild.

    All the best and be careful.

    44

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    Hope it was not too serious; and, of course, that it heals well. "A word to the wise" is much appreciated, I am sure, by all the correspondents to this Forum.

    Ed

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    Stray dogs(animals) should be treated the same as firearms. Always assume they are dangerous (loaded) untill you check.
    Are there any rabies cases on Aruba?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arubabob View Post
    Are there any rabies cases on Aruba?

    That was what I was thinking/concerned about
    happiness is going to Aruba with your adult kids because they still want to come with their parents

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    http://www.travmed.com/guide/country.php?c=Aruba

    read almost all the way down

    aruba is rabies free

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    Daniel:
    I am sorry to hear that you were bitten by a poor dog but thankfully no rabies.
    I have been bitten by a domesticated dog (not in Aruba) and spent 1 week in hospital because of it.
    Please support ARF-Aruba to overcome the stray dog problem on the Island.
    Welcome back!
    Stella

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    http://www.travmed.com/guide/country.php?c=Aruba

    read almost all the way down

    aruba is rabies free
    That is good to know.

    Andrea, will you be going to Aruba on May 5? That is when we go this year.

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    with god's help, may 4 - 18.
    staying i do not know where.
    i have no bluegreen points to use til next yrs for lacabana.
    our fixed week units there are rented.
    we have stuff banked in interval but are trying to hold out for renaissance ocean suites for the 2 weeks. i keep looking.

    Quote Originally Posted by arubabob View Post
    That is good to know.

    Andrea, will you be going to Aruba on May 5? That is when we go this year.

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    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    with god's help, may 4 - 18.
    staying i do not know where.
    i have no bluegreen points to use til next yrs for lacabana.
    our fixed week units there are rented.
    we have stuff banked in interval but are trying to hold out for renaissance ocean suites for the 2 weeks. i keep looking.
    We are staying at Divi Phoenix May 5-11 and Costa Linda May11-18. We stayed at Phoenix last year with a trade thru RCI and they offered us a cheap week this year if we would do the timeshare deal. One bedroom in the new part for $799 all taxes and fees incl. Could have done a studio for $200 less. We got the week at CL thru RCI trade. I was also looking for the Ren suites but cant get it thru RCI. I saw a week on Ebay for $750 but it was gone before I could consult with the boss.
    I saw a lot of owner weeks for rent at La Cabana when I was looking and there are quite a few owner weeks available at CL and ABC.
    Maybe we will be able to have dinner one night while we are there.
    Good luck on your search.

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