Tangipahoa Parish considering tougher dog laws

September 25, 2013 | Updated: 10:19 a.m., September 26, 2013

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The Tangipahoa Parish Council is talking about tougher laws against vicious dogs.

A homeowner in Hammond says his neighbor’s pit bulls are so scary that he has to cut his grass with a pistol on his hip, and he says he almost shot the dogs when they escaped the neighbor’s yard and got into his!

The council attorney says the parish is not allowed to pass a law against one specific breed like pit bulls, and already the parish requires all dangerous dogs be kept in some kind of enclosure or be kept on a leash at all times.