Offbeat, Fun, Bizarre or Just Plain Interesting NewsColorado legislation will de-criminalize administering animal massage without veterinary supervision.
Pet the Puppy Bill
House Bill 1042 will make this possible by de-criminalizing
the act of administering animal massage without veterinary supervision.
Representative Wes McKinley and Senator Greg Brophy are the sponsors of this
important bill for animal owners that sailed through the House and the Senate
this winter with unanimous approval. If signed by Governor Ritter in the
coming weeks, HB 1042 will pave the way for animal massage practitioners to
practice their trade without veterinary supervision.
Members of the Colorado Alliance for Animal Owners’ Rights (CAAOR) worked
for the second year in a row to educate the legislators on the importance of
the bill and gain the full support of the Colorado Veterinary Medical
Association. Senator Brophy, who voted against the more broadly worded bill in
2007, agreed to sponsor the revised bill in 2008, which he now calls “my pet
the puppy bill”.