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Frank Shamrock says he didn't mean to hurt the dog he tied to a truck and left at an airport ... telling TMZ Sports, "I know what I did was wrong, but there was no way out of it."
As we previously reported, the UFC legend is under investigation after cops say he abandoned a dog at Dallas Love Field Airport ... leaving it tethered to the bed of a pickup truck for 5 days.
Shamrock - Solution - Problem
Now, Shamrock is explaining to us why he did it ... saying, "I had no other solution to solve that problem."
The former fighter tells us his mother is ailing, and when he traveled to Texas earlier this month to take care of her ... he realized she was in no condition to own dogs anymore.
Shamrock - Homes - Animals - Place - Zelda
Shamrock says he tried his best to find new homes for the animals ... but just could not find a place for Zelda.
"I called everybody in Dallas, I tried everything humanly possible to get care for the dog, to let people know that we could not take the dog."
Shamrock - Search - Home - Zelda - Minutes
Shamrock says his search for a new home for Zelda lasted up until just minutes before he had to board a plane back home ... so he...
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