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.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)