Thank you for your question. Please permit me to assist you with your concerns.My apologies to you on your situation. However I am not seeing a harassment claim here. An HOA has the right and the ability to 'self-regulate' and can provide tickets and fines for violations or behavior that they consider to be against HOA bylaws or based on safety concerns. A dog, regardless of how well he is trained, still is required to abide by leash laws if they exist in the municipality of if the HOA created such regulations. While you can fight the ticket (if the HOA never had a bylaw or the municipality has no law against it), it is otherwise a valid right of the HOA to file such tickets especially since prior to issuing the fine they warned you which you chose to ignore.I do agree that HOAs should fairly enforce the laws, but an HOA has the ability, much like most police officers, to 'selectively enforce' the laws provided that the selective enforcement is not a violation of discrimination laws. But even a stupid law or rule, if properly set forth, must be obeyed, so I do not see a basis here to fight this other than to put forth people on the ballot who are more receptive to your situation and those who would not abuse their power.Good luck.
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