Putting a dog down

Q: Is it permissible to put down an aged and ailing dog. We have a dog who have lost his eyesight due to old age. His health is deteriorating gradually. The vet has advised to put him down. Is this permissible?

A: If they are troublesome or it is difficult to take care of them, it will be permissible.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)