Mandatory spay, neuter ordinance will likely be proposed in early 2013


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)

Two of a kind: A pair of kittens sit in a cage at animal management. The population there has ebbed and flowed this year. (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.

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