Former Champion Faces Potential Animal Cruelty Charges
Frank Shamrock could be in a lot of trouble. The 47-year old is looking at charges of animal cruelty in Dallas.
This news was reported by WFAA-TV in Dallas, which said Shamrock left his mom’s dog, Zelda, tied up to the back of a pick-up truck at Love Field airport for 5 days. In a phone interview with the news outlet, Shamrock admited to what he was being accused of.
“They can charge me with whatever. I will show up. It is what it is. I’m not hiding in any way. It’s an unfortunate and terrible thing. I’m an animal lover and I ran away crying,”
The inagural UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, turned cannibas activist, Shamrock expressed remorse for the actions. He went on to explain the situation that he was put in, with which he felt the need to leave Zelda behind.
Shamrock had been trying to rehouse two dogs for his sick mother whom was moving. He managed to find a home for one dog, however Zelda is older. Shamrock alleges that while trying “every shelter and no kill pet center in 200 miles” he could not find a place for the dog. He was seen in a Facebook post, trying to find a home for the dog.
While unfortunate, Shamrock seems ready to face the music, standing by his decision. He believes that by leaving the dog in a truck with food and water, he somehow provided a better fate than any other the dog could receive.
“Here is what I guarantee, that dog is alive and safe right now and I couldn’t guarantee that before I tied that dog to the truck and left.”
Dallas authorities are looking to file charges, and Zelda is with animal control.
Shamrock shoots down the allegations of animal cruelty and call it a fake news: