SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about insuring trained dogs for the benefit of the public.
Question: A company which is a pioneer in developing and advancement of new insurance policies and for issuing insurance covering trained dogs against dangers arising from accidents and illness, is in need of religious authorization. Trained dogs are used in peaceful and public cases such as finding live bodies, drugs and guarding in various organisations like police. What is the religious decree regarding this type of animals?
The Grand Ayatollah Makarem: If there is a dog which has a logical use, there is no problem in insuring it.