Family member allegedly kills Madera girl’s dog, but a new puppy brings them happiness

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The family who lost its six-month-old dog to a violent death by a relative visiting their home may not ever get its dog back, but were gifted a new furry family member to ease the pain.

Ambrocio Hernandez, 27, is in custody after allegedly killing his family’s dog on Monday because she was “too friendly,” according to Sgt. Mark Trukki of the Madera Police Department.

The Shepherd-Lab mix named Linda belonged to a 9-year-old family member.

Those home during the attack say Hernandez was acting erratically, and police believe he was on meth.

Two days after the death of Linda, Madera PD shared that the family was gifted a new furry family member by the Madera County Animal Shelter.

“While the new puppy can never replace the dog which they lost, we hope this new addition brings them happiness for years to come,” read a post from the department Wednesday.

Hernandez is facing charges for animal cruelty and drug possession.

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