AMITE, La. (AP) — The Tangipahoa Parish Council has agreed to explore ways to amend ordinances regulating the ownership of "dangerous and vicious" dogs after hearing a complaint about some animals from a resident of the Hammond area.

The Advocate reports ( Pat King told the council on Monday his neighbor owns three pit bulls, all on leashes in the neighbors yards, but they can come to within about 10 feet of his property line.

Council President Lionel Wells, after hearing complaints about dangerous dogs from several council members, said he and council members would work with the director of the parish's Animal Control Center, to examine ways to better protect its residents from vicious animals.