Dr. Aubrey Lavizzo, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. As a veterinarian, he discussed reporting and other requirements for animal abuse.
Duane Adams, representing the Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies and the Dumb Friends League, spoke in favor of the bill. He supported provisions in the bill regarding mental health treatment tools for animal abusers.
Roland Halpern, representing Colorado Voters for Animals, testified in support of the bill. He discussed the link between animal abuse and domestic violence.
Committee members discussed the animal abuser registry, and some members expressed concerns that the bill has "no teeth." Further discussion followed about a judge's discretion to allow juvenile offenders to live with other family members or roommates who have pets.