Lives not worth saving
The male bull terrier cross was plucked from rough seas on Saturday afternoon by two men who were on a day trip to High Island, about 6km off the coast of Fishery Falls, south of Cairns, north Queensland.
The poor dog was in a sad state:
The animal was in poor condition when found, with cuts along his face, lice through his coat, one testicle and a crooked tail.
The dog's rescuers are being praised, contrary to the current trend:
Better to stand by and let the stranded drown.