The tenant lived in a house on the same property my friend lives on. The tenant had chickens, and recently one was killed. My friend's dog (a young retriever) ran loose on the property, as did the tenant's two dogs-- there's no proof that ANY of the dogs killed the chicken. So a couple weeks ago, the tenant shot and killed my friend's dog, and then buried it somewhere on the property, and allowed my friend and her family to believe the dog had run off. They didn't find out for days what really happened.
My friend's husband went to the police (this is near Canton, NC in Haywood County), and was told that there was nothing they could do because the dog was running loose. HOWEVER, it was running loose on THEIR property (about twelve acres). So my question is, were they told the right information, and what, if anything, can be done? Can they put out a warrant for her arrest and/or take her to civil court? They've already evicted her, but they want justice for their dog. Thanks.