It's relatively easy to adopt a pet from the Lake Worth Animal Shelter. The shelter usually has a variety of wonderful pets to choose from and our Animal Control Officers would be more than happy to tell you about our less-complicated adoption process. Alternatively, you can contact the shelter by calling and an Animal Control Officer will gladly return your call.
To adopt an animal the applicant must provide a valid photo ID.
The State of Texas does require that an animal adopted from an animal shelter be sterilized per Texas Health and Safety Code, Section 828.001 through 828.013. If the adopter fails to comply with the animal sterilization it can result in a fine not to exceed $500.00 and/or seizure of said animal.
The State of Texas also requires the animal to be vaccinated against Rabies per Texas Health and Safety Code, Section 826.001 through 826.055. If the adopter fails to comply, they can be charged with a criminal offense punishable as a Class C Misdemeanor.