DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Ex-UFC star Frank Shamrock is under investigation for animal cruelty after allegedly tethering a dog to the bed of a truck and abandoning it for five days at Love Field Airport.
A witness flagged down Dallas police officers in the airport parking garage on March 6. He told police that when he arrived at the airport parking garage on March 4 he saw the dog, identified as “Zelda” in the back of the pick-up truck.READ MORE: 19-Year-Old Tello Hernandez Faces Intoxication Manslaughter Charge Following Fatal Crash
When the witness returned from his trip on March 6 he noticed the 7-year-old labrador mix was still there.READ MORE: Homeowner Terry Duane Turner Charged In Slaying Of Motorist Adil Dghoughi In His Driveway
Dallas Animal Services (DAS) responded to the scene and issued a notification of violation for having Zelda tethered against city code. During the course of the investigation it was determined that the truck and Zelda arrived at the garage on March 2.
Shamrock posted on his Facebook page on March 2, “Need help. My mom has to give her dogs away as she can’t care for them anymore.” He said he called every shelter within 200 miles and that he had to board a flight home.
She is being evaluated for possible adoption.