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Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray to address Independence House Breakfast

With Keynote Speaker Cheryl Malone, Lt. Governor Tim Murray addresses the connection between animal abuse and domestic violence.

Hyannis, MA, October 18, 2012 — As part of the ongoing effort to educate and prevent domestic violence, Independence House will hold its 12th annual complimentary breakfast event this Friday, October 19th, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis. The theme of this year’s breakfast encompasses the connection between Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence.

Special guest Lieutenant Governor  of Massachusetts Timothy Murray will address the crowd on important new legislation regarding pet restraining orders passed in the Commonwealth as well as discuss the work of the Governor’s Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.

Keynote speaker, Cheryl Malone, Director of Advocacy and Legislative Affairs for the Animal Control Officer’s Association of Massachusetts (ACOAM) and retired Dennis, MA Animal Control Officer will convey through her expertise the topic of our annual breakfast theme this year. Additional speakers will include Lisa Edmonds from the Cape & Islands District Attorney’s office as well as stories from survivors of domestic violence.  An emotional candlelight ceremony in remembrance of the 12 Massachusetts victims of domestic violence will conclude the event.

The annual breakfast is complimentary for the community, however requires an RSVP reservation.  Please visit the Independence House website for details on how to reserve a seat for the breakfast at no later than Thursday, October 18th, by noon.

Independence House, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization that in its 33rd year is the only comprehensive community-based resource on Cape Cod, providing free and confidential services for domestic and sexual violence, and prevention, outreach and education to the general public . The agency is a resource for residents of all 15 Cape Cod towns.

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