Pets not allowed in Aowanda
Effective immediately, pets are prohibited in the Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area.
To protect visitors and pets from rabies, the Nantou Forest District Office of the Forestry Bureau has announced that beginning immediately, visitors are prohibited from bringing pets into the Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area. Currently, Taiwan is facing the threat of rabies from wild animals (badgers). There have been confirmed cases in Yuchi Township and Lugu Township in Nantou County, Gukeng Township in Yunlin County, and Donghe Township in Taitung County. The Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area is adjacent to Renai Township in Nantou County. In consideration of the safety of visitors, the Office is seriously reminding to visitors and the public to be vigilant and avoid contact with wild mammals such as stray dogs and cats. If they are scratched or bitten by wild mammals or stray dogs and cats, they should immediately go to a medical institution for rabies vaccine. Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area warmly welcomes visitors to come cool off from the heat and enjoy the health and healing benefits of the negative ions from the waterfall and phytoncide from the forest atmosphere.