Killing stray dogs

Q: In the agricultural development project in Jizan Valley, there is a large number of wandering dogs. They cause annoyance to the people, frighten the children, and ruin part of the agricultural land. It is so difficult to kick them out of the place, as it is too large and surrounded by a fence. Please advise concerning the permissibility of poisoning them. May Allah reward you.

A: If the situation is as you have mentioned, it will be permissible to kill the harmful ones in a way (Part No. 26; Page No. 197) that does not affect the harmless ones.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.