Dog abandoned by UFC star Frank Shamrock and tied to a truck for five days in a parking lot finds loving new home

THE dog abandoned by UFC legend Frank Shamrock and tied to an airport truck for five days has found a loving home.

Shamed Shamrock tearfully apologised after claiming he had no choice but to leave it in a parking lot because his mum was too sick to care for her pets.

Zelda, the dog abandoned by Frank Shamrock, was soon taken in by a woman
Zelda, the dog abandoned by Frank Shamrock, was soon taken in by a woman
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Former UFC star Frank Shamrock says he understands the criticism but says it has been over the top because he is a celebrity
Former UFC star Frank Shamrock says he understands the criticism but says it has been over the top because he is a celebrity

Now an animal rescue group says a woman has adopted Zelda – and it s “the spitting image of her beloved dog who passed away last November”.

Shamrock, 46, claimed Zelda was the only one of his mum’s pets he could not find a home for, so he eventually took her to Love Field Airport in Dallas.

He insists he called security to them them but they took three days to email back and it was another two days before police found Zelda.

The SPA of Texas took her in and she was soon adapted by a woman who had read about the story.

An SPA spokesperson said: “We’re told it was love at first sight… and now Zelda has a new mom and a loving home.

“We think that was simply meant to be and so did she.”

Shamrock has claimed he has been unfairly criticised for his behaviour as he is a “Famous celebrity”.

But he took another battering on social media after voicing his explanation.

Shamrock TMZ Sports: It weas in the back of a truck, with water and everything.

“CROCODILE TEARS”

“I got a call from my mum five days before saying she had a letter from a bank threatening to send her to jail and she seemed really confused and disoriented.

“I thought she was malnourished and a little bit ‘out of it’. So i started planning to go to Texas to get her.

“She was in a bad car accident last year, she lost her life partner and she was just completely out of it.

“I told her we had to give the dogs away. We gave one away on Facebook. We listed Zelda but nobody would take her. I stopped at many shelters too but nobody would take Zelda.

“And it came down to the final minutes and I had no choice. I gave her food and water and laid all the paperwork out so everyone could know exactly who this was and what was going on.

“Then I called up security and told him exactly where he is at and told them I want you to go check on him because he is oi trouble.”

Shamrock cried later on in the interview, saying it was because of Zeldas experience alone for five days.

Frank Shamrock was rated the best UFC fighter in the world, pound for pound, at his peak a decade ago
Frank Shamrock was rated the best UFC fighter in the world, pound for pound, at his peak a decade ago
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But he said the only thing he could have done differently was to call the police, because he did not realise security would take so long to respond

But his explanation failed to save him from another social media savaging.

One MMA fan said: “You could of just kept the dog for a week or two until you found it a home it’s no biggie for a guy in your position .

And another critic argued: “Evil sob with crocodile tears, I hope bad karma goes your way.”

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