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Glastonbury dog set for adoption by Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton offers home to rescue dog

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Dolly Parton has offered to adopt a dog that was abandoned at Glastonbury, if the owner is not found.

The dog, named Dolly in honour of the country singer who played to record audiences at Glastonbury, was found in a tent during the clean-up of the festival in Somerset.

The white blonde Lurcher is being cared for at the Happy Landings animal shelter, which is near the Worthy Farm site in Shepton Mallet.

The shelter described how the Lurcher was found: “She was discovered in one of the 5,000 tents discarded at Worthy Farm, just five minutes down the road from us, during a clean-up of the 1,200 acre Festival site. She was found cowering in a small and stifling hot tent, clearly distressed, with some food provided but no water in her bowl."

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Dolly Parton has since sent a video message saying she was "very honoured and flattered" that the dog had been named after her.

The 68-year-old said: "I had my manager call the Happy Landings animal shelter to make sure the dog is being treated and cared for properly.

"At this time, nobody has claimed the dog and the dog is in great hands at the shelter. I will take the dog home to America if nobody claims her within a reasonable amount of time."

'A sweet-natured older lady'

In a message on its website, Happy Landings said Dolly the dog is a "sweet-natured" older dog who arrived with a "serious ear infection".

The shelter said it had received numerous phone calls from people worried about the dog, after her story came out.

Dolly will not be available for re-homing until we can ascertain whether she has an owner and have sorted her health problems

A spokesperson says: “We have had many, many phone calls from concerned members of the public in the last few days; Dolly will not be available for re-homing until we can ascertain whether she has an owner and have sorted her health problems.

“A sweet-natured older lady, she arrived with a serious ear infection which has now had treatment and is currently under further assessment. We are waiting to see if her owner will come forward, but in the meantime she is living with a member of staff, since our dog accommodation is currently full.”

Dolly aka 'Doggy' Parton and pals at the rescue charity Happy Landings

 

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Published: 04:39, 7 July 2014 | Updated: 02:26, 22 July 2014