Care and feeding: Greenfield/Hancock Animal Management Director Jeff Leffel gives Wolfgang a treat after taking him out for a walk. Leffel plans on bringing a mandatory spay and neuter law before the city council early next year. Proponents say such a law would cut down on unwanted litters and the high cost of caring for them. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)
GREENFIELD — Pet owners in Greenfield may be mandated to spay or neuter their cats and dogs starting next year.
Animal welfare officials and Mayor Dick Pasco are advocating for a mandatory spay and neuter law in the city, and the ordinance will likely be brought to the Greenfield City Council for consideration in the first months of 2013.