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.
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 has told the Rolling Stone magazine that the owners of the dog abandoned at Glastonbury had reported it missing, but there was a 'language barrier', as they were apparently from another country.
The owner of a dog that Dolly Parton offered to re-home after it was abandoned at Glastonbury, has come forward. In a statement, the Happy Landings animal shelter in Shepton Mallet said:
Dolly, the dog found abandoned in a tent after the Glastonbury festival, will have to remain at a Somerset animal shelter for a little longer before being re-homed.
Dolly has received treatment and is recovering from an ear infection, but now needs some dental work.
The Happy Landings Animal shelter says it's received numerous calls about the abandoned dog, but will only consider rehoming her once she is back to full health. She's named after Dolly Parton who has also offered to adopt her namesake.
Country music legend Dolly Parton says she will provide a home to the dog found abandoned at the Glastonbury Festival.
Dolly, who stole the show last week, said she would step in if no one collects her namesake from the shelter where she is currently being looked after.
Duncan Sleightholme reports from the shelter in Shepton Mallet:
Country music legend Dolly Parton says she will give a home to the dog found abandoned at the Glastonbury Festival.
Dolly, who stole the show with her first ever Glastonbury performance last week, said she would step in if no one collects her namesake from the Happy Landings shelter near Worthy Farm where she is currently being held.
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.
An animal shelter in Somerset been inundated with offers to re-home a dog found abandoned after the Glastonbury festival.
'Dolly' was found in a tent left on the site last weekend.
The lurcher's making a steady recovery after being left with little food or water, but rescue workers say she still won't sleep at night.
Francesca Carpenter reports.
Dolly Parton, who wowed the crowds at the Glastonbury Festival on Sunday has hit back at claims that she was miming during her performance.
She told The Sun: "My boobs are fake, my hair's fake but what is real is my voice and my heart."
The 68-year-old drew the biggest crowd of the festival when around 100,000 people flocked to the Pyramid Stage on Sunday to see her sing hits including Jolene and Blue Smoke.
Parton's spokesman told The Sun: "It's ridiculous to suggest Dolly was miming. She's been performing for more than 60 years - she doesn't need to.
"This should not overshadow what was truly a great gig and accomplished performance. Dolly adored every single moment."