More than ten stray dogs were found dead or at the point of death with signs of gunshots and poisoning in the northern Druze village of Beit Jann over the weekend.
Locals estimate that additional dogs have been killed but have not been found yet.
Appalling footage shows the dogs strewn lifeless or dying on the ground. None of the moribund dogs survived.
"We heard lots of gunshots on Friday and received more and more reports and pictures of the dying and dead dogs, it's horrible. Only monsters can do such a thing," said Rima Sa'ad, a Beit Jann resident.
"Recently we are dealing with packs of dogs roaming around the village. We have complained countless times to the local council and to the local veterinarian, but they did not take care of the dogs and now someone probably took the law into their own hands and decided to kill them."
Sa'ad further said that the sight of dogs lying on the side of roads, either dead or dying after being poisoned, has become common as more and more locals report about the trend.
Pet dogs were also not spared by the phenomenon. Rambo, a 3-year-old Belgian Shepherd belonging to Sa'ad's uncle Saker As'ad, was also injured by gunfire gunshots on Friday.
"I've raised him since he was three months old. He's a good dog and everyone plays with him," As'ad told Ynet. "I got home from work and found him bleeding. I cleaned him up and quickly drove to the vet … He hasn't attacked anyone, so why hurt him?"