Former UFC fighter Frank Shamrock is at the center of a dog abuse scandal.
It is being claimed that he abandoned his dog at a Dallas airport parking garage for multiple days.
In a phone interview with WFAA-TV, Shamrock admitted what he did.
“They can charge me with whatever. I will show up,” Shamrock told the station. “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. … It’s an old dog. No one wants a 6 1/2, 7-year-old dog with a goofy hip.”
Shamrock initially searched for someone to care for Zelda on social media.
However, when he couldn’t find anyone to take her, he then tied the 7-year-old Labrador mix to the bed of a pickup truck and flew out to another state.
Shamrock took to Instagram to says he’s not being investigated and dismissed WFAA-TV reporter Rebecca Lopez’s story as “fake news.”
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This is #fakenews. @abcnews Edited to create a story. Very sad. Rebecca Lopez you should be ashamed of yourself, I am not being investigated and only took the call to help bring #awareness to #animalcruelty and #elderabuse. Funny how you don’t report the All the facts – just the names that create headlines. #sharelovenothate #checkfacts #speakthetruth 👎🏽
Fake news, real news. Does it matter?
The guy did a terrible thing, you don’t abandon your dog like that.
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