Kittens watch a visitor at the Humane Society of St. Thomas.

The Humane Society of St. Thomas is reporting a community animal crisis.

Sad to say, but large populations of unwanted and throwaway animals are increasing on the streets. Homeless pets with litters are multiplying faster than those committed to their care and comfort can handle. Multiple animals are being dumped at various locations, many formerly owned by those that don’t understand the responsibilities of having a pet.