I have an issue which I need some advice on. A neighbour has a beautiful pup, I think it's a Labrador of probably a year old. This man used to whack the dog on a regular basis and regular then was practically throughout the day, from early morning of 7am till about 11pm, whenever he comes home. I called the SPCA and emailed them a few times, they said they would pay a visit. I'm not sure if they did but the beatings got slightly less. Nowadays he still whacks and it's painful just to hear the dog yelp because I can hear the sound of the beating from my kitchen even. Once I heard strange yelps of pain and I ran to my window to see what happened and this owner was holding the dog,s head under his armpit with one hand while the other was hitting it repeatedly. I think he knew I saw because he turned his head to the direction of my window and stared. He's an unpleasant neighbour who doesn't even greet others from day one that he moved in and so i don't dare to talk to him about the beatings but it really is quite upsetting to see the animal suffer. It has never been taken for a walk and is almost constantly chained to the side wall of the house. One afternoon, it must have upset the owner and I happened to be standing outside the house. I saw the owner hit the dog again and again, the dog was yelping loudly, he walked away from the dog then went back, hit repeatedly again, walked away then came back and hit again, four times, while I stood out there. I felt really useless but I have young children at home and a travelling husband, so I kind of fear retaliation. What else can be done, I dread the years the dog will live in this condition.