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Dolly Parton to adopt abandoned Glastonbury dog named after her

White lurcher Dolly was named after Dolly Parton when she was left at Glastonbury festival. Photo: SWNS

Dolly Parton has pledged to adopt a dog named after her that was abandoned at Glastonbury festival if her owners don't come forward.

The country legend, who stole the show with her first ever Glastonbury performance last week, said she would step in if no one collects her from the Happy Landings shelter near Worthy Farm where she is currently being held.

The Nine to Five singer, 68, 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."

Dolly Parton performing at Glastonbury festival. Credit: PA

In a message on its website, Happy Landings said Dolly the dog is a "sweet-natured older lady" who arrived with a "serious ear infection" and that they had received many calls from the public since her plight emerged.

Parton also sent a video message saying she is "very honoured and flattered" that the dog had been named after her.

And it's not the first time the singer has had an animal named in her honour.

After Dolly the Sheep became the world's first successfully cloned mammal, doctors revealed she was so-named because she was derived from a mammary gland cell - and they said they could not think of a more impressive pair of glands than Parton's.

Dolly the Sheep. Credit: PA