The Animal Control Department does allow a resident of the City of Lake Worth to release an animal to the Animal Control Department. An animal that is released to the City cannot have bitten a person or another animal causing bodily injury in the past 10 days. By releasing an animal to the Animal Control Officer the owner is giving the City of Lake Worth the permission to adopt, foster, or humanely destroy the said animal.
The appropriate paper work must be filled out and signed by the owner of the animal. Valid photo ID and $50.00 surrender fee for each animal is required to release an animal to the Animal Control Officer. Animal must be currently registered with the City in order to surrender.