I'm a resident of Columbus, Ohio, I own a condo, about a year ago a neighbor I had previously been on good terms with started getting out of control. First, the neighbor actually lives across a 20ft, green space and a condo unit away. It started with my nieghbor making a comment when I was putting my trash out at about 12pm, I'd just gotten home from my job at a restaurant and my neighbor came out to do the same, making the comment "Oh home late again, make your dog shut up, I have a new baby." My dog had yipped once to be let in shortly before I took the trash out. At the beginning of September last year I arrived home from work at 10:15 pm from the same job, my dog was sleeping in the garage on cool days with a fan because she had outgrown her pen and I didn't have the $120 to buy her a new one and even if I did I felt bad locking her up in a small space for hours on end. When I opened the door to take her up to bed she was gone. I went outside ready to hunt the neighborhood not able to figure how she got out to begin with and found a note from the neighbor stating that they had taken her and that she was in her poop and pee and that she had spots all over her tummy. In fact she did have spots she had developed a staff infection from a recent stay in a kennel and was being treated by out vet for the infection. I went over and knocked on there door waking them up and demanding my dog back, they admitted they had removed the screen and pulled her through the window by her collar, my brother had installed a nail in the window sill to prevent break ins, the window only open 8 inches, a tight sqeeze for a fat basset hound. I now realize I should have called the police for the break in and theft. Since then the ASPCA has been called twice with claims that my dog was being kept in the garage, I was told by one agent I couldn't do this, but another agent said as long as their was proper ventilation and cooling that is was more fair to the dog then a small pen. The ASPCA has to show up to every call, the first time the dog was in the garage but I removed her because of the first agents recomendations, the second call was made when the dog was not even out there anymore, an unvalidated complaint. My next door neighbor questioned me on the ASPCA showing up to my house, this was very embarassing and certainly slanderous to my reputation. The ASPCA claims that the call have been made anonymously and refuse to give me any information on the caller. Today someone, I can only assume the same neighbor filed a complaint with the condo association saying I leave my dgos unattended outside on my deck, that they bark all day and all night. My dogs certainly bark at the rabbits and dogs walking by, that is afterall what dogs do, but they most certainly are not left outside unattended and certainly don't bar through the night as I wouldn't be able to sleep if they did. The only neighbor who would possibly be able to here my dogs in their pens in the basement during the day is the neighbor I share a common wall with and I'm on talking terms with them and they voice any concerns they have anytime regardless of the nature. This neighbor has a dog that barks all day, the neighbor that shares a yard with me and a common wall with them complains constently but isn't the type to call the ASPCA or condo association. The complaining neighbors have made comments to my next door neighbor about my late arrivals home and my "sinful" lifestyle. I work at a bar now and do frequently arrive home late, sometimes as late as 3am, but this is obviously none of their business. I've been waiting for them to move, but it's not happening. What can I do, they took my dog, have used state agencies to harass me, and now they're using our community association to harass me. I only have personal proof of the first action, the ASPCA can't/won't tell me who, and the condo association is now going to record a name if someone calls again, but this is out of control. What can I legally do about this harassment? I have the right to own dogs, I have the right to live where I live, dogs will bark but the noise ordinance in the city only applies to after sunset, I feel like they're trying to drive me out of the neighborhood or to get rid of my dogs anyway they can, even my parents are starting to suggest I get rid of my dogs and they live two hours away. HELP!!!!!