ROYAL OAK, Mich., (WXYZ) - A new ordinance in Royal Oak goes into affect Monday affecting all dogs in the city.
The ordinance ensures any dog living in Royal Oak is licensed and has up-to-date rabies shots.
About half of all the dog bites in the city involve unlicensed dogs. An unlicensed dog is much harder to track if it bites a person.
If owners don't have a license for their dog by Monday they are given a 14-day grace period to purchase one. There will however be a $20 late penalty.
Any dog over six months old is required to be licensed.
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