Former UFC champion Frank Shamrock says he did “everything humanly possible” to find his mom’s dog a home and that he didn’t mean any harm before abandoning it at the airport.
Earlier this week, WFAA-TV in Dallas reported that Shamrock, the UFC’s inaugural light heavyweight champion more than 20 years ago, was under investigation by police for animal cruelty after he tied up one of his mother’s dogs, Zelda, in the back of a pickup truck at Dallas’ Love Field airport and left it there for five days. Shamrock left food and water for Zelda in the truck, then got on a plane to return to his home in California.
In an interview with TMZ posted Saturday, Shamrock explained how the situation isn’t as clear-cut as it seems. Shamrock said he went to Texas to tend to his ailing mother. As he realized that he needed to move his mom out, Shamrock also realized she was in no condition to own dogs anymore and convinced her that she needed to give them up. One dog found a new home after he listed them on Facebook, but nobody took Zelda, Shamrock said.
Shamrock said he started calling around, including three Dallas-area shelters, but to no avail. He said his search lasted right up until he and his mom boarded their flight.
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