Shelter 'forced' to hand Glastonbury dog back to owner

The animal shelter caring for a dog abandoned at Glastonbury, and which Dolly Parton had offered to re-home, says it has been legally forced to hand the dog back to its owner.

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Animal Shelter say they had to check Dolly's owners were the right people

A dog left at Glastonbury Festival, and which Dolly Parton had offered to re-home, has been reunited with its owner. The animal shelter in Shepton Mallet was reluctant to hand Dolly the dog back to her owners because of welfare concerns, but said they were forced to legally.

In a statement, they added that they would be supervising the owner's care. Lyn Southway from Happy Landings Animal Shelter says they needed to make sure the people were really Dolly's owners.

Dolly the dog pleased to see its owners

ITV Westcountry has been told that the dog that Dolly Parton offered to re-home after it was abandoned at Glastonbury was very pleased to see it's owners when they were reunited last night.

The owners who are Spanish and live in London came forward to claim the dog Dolly who was found abandoned in a tent at the festival. The rescue centre say they were legally obliged to hand the dog back to it's owner after the proper checks were carried out.


Dolly Parton to adopt abandoned Glastonbury dog

White lurcher 'Dolly'. Credit: ITV News

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

Dolly Parton performing at Glastonbury. Credit: PA

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.

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