Posted: 01 Oct 2013 05:57 Post Subject:
Here, owners of the murdered pets can report the matter to the police. There's no way to confirm the exact results of the same since they vary from state to state, and may even differ from locality to locality confined to a single state. As per your post, we couldn't figure out your state or locality and that leaves out a lot of room for speculative discussion.
Prima facie, your friend could be fined, jailed, or have his dog "put down", if the case is filed under criminal charges. However, if the complainants file a civil lawsuit, then that may result into a judgment for monetary compensation.