I'm asking for help from anyone in the Philadelphia, Delaware, Maryland, Southern PA area. My friends Dad suddenly passed away three days ago and left behind an 18 month, beautiful, neutered, male Chocolate Lab. Unfortunately this poor dog is now in the hands of my friends *#**#!! brother, who apparently has him tied to a tree and is disciplining him with a rolled up newspaper and a belt. He's a good dog (very submissive), but is still a young Lab and has a lot of energy. My friend cannot take him as she lives 3000 miles away in a small condo (no pets allowed). I would take him but I'm leaving for vacation tomorrow and won't be back for a week. I'm calling and asking everyone I know to save this poor pup from further abuse.