Cane toads, which secrete poison that kills pets and wildlife and injures humans, prompted several initially unsuccessful campaigns to wipe them out in Australia. However, scientists have discovered that just a dollop of cat food could stop the toads.
The cat food attracts Australia's carnivorous meat ants, which swarm over and eliminate baby toads, killing 70% of them, according to the Herald Sun .
New shelter data casts doubt on whether the pet population and pet ownership are truly growing.
While the pandemic caused unprecedented suffering worldwide in 2020, the disruptions to dogs, cats and other pets adoption numbers may normalize in 2021.