Colorado Alliance for Animal Owners Rights

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 2008 Sponsors of CAAOR's Animal Massage Bill:

Colorado State Representative Wes McKinley

Colorado State Senator Greg Brophy

Final Signed Bill HB08-1042

Letter to CA Senate

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Our Supporters


The Guild of Professional Farriers

Association for Dental Equilibration Inc

Coalition for Natural Health

Colorado Association of Animal Massage and Bodyworkers

International Association of Animal Massage and Bodyworkers


Ellen Fitzgerald, Saddlehands, Denver

Nancy Zidonis, Tallgrass Acupressure, Larkspur

Lisa Speaker, Rocky Mtn School of Animal Acupressure & Massage, Denver

Mary Brickner, Inner Puppy Canine Massage, Denver

Beth Pelosa, Equine Energy Works, Longmont

Cindy Lloyd, Natural Pet

Debra Gotto

Sandra Numedahl, Denver

Margaret and Russell Auld-Louie, Optimum Choices, Denver

Teri Marotta, Highlands Ranch

Cristal ?? (semi anonymous)

Sue Petersen, Idaho Springs

Janice Cook, Lafayette

Chris Anderson, Evergreen

Debbie Eubanks, Longmont

Heather Martin, Rifle

Lynne Melonakis, LoneTree

Sharon Sterk , Denver

Doug Richardson, Greeley

2008 Information

The Animal Massage Exemption, House Bill 08-1042 was signed by Governor Ritter on April 3rd, 2008! To learn about the law and what Colorado Practitioners will need to do please visit our Information page.

2007 Information

HB07-1296 failed in Senate Agriculture Committee on March 22, 2007 with a 4-3 vote. The Senators voted as follows:

Brophy: No, Harvey: Yes, Romer: Yes, Taylor: No, Tochtrop: Yes, Schwartz: No, Isgar: No

Colorado State Representative, D-District 64, Wes McKinley and Senator Lois Tochtrop, D-District 24 sponsored CAAOR's Animal Owners Rights Bill in 2007.

Original Bill Filed 1/4/08

Ammendments HB08-1042

Senate Committee Ammendments

Senate Committee Votes

Senate Final Vote

House of Reps Votes