Dolly Parton has offered to adopt an abandoned dog that was found during the clean up from last weekend’s Glastonbury Festival.
Workers cleaning the 1,000 acre festival site discovered the fluffy white lurcher in an abandoned tent and christened it Dolly in honor of the country singer, who performed on the festival’s closing day and drew one of the biggest ever crowds to Glastonbury’s main Pyramid Stage.
Now the artist has offered to adopt the dog, which is currently being looked after at Happy Landings Animal Shelter, near Glastonbury’s Worthy Farm site, provided the original owners are not found.
“I had my manager Danny Nozell call the Happy Landings Animal Shelter to make sure the dog is being treated and cared for properly,” said Parton in a statement.
“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.”
The singer has also recorded a video message in which she stated that she “felt very honored and flattered” that the lurcher had been christened Dolly, calling the news “something else special from Glastonbury.”
Following her widely-reported Sunday afternoon performance at Glastonbury, Dolly Parton’s latest U.K. greatest hits collection, “Blue Smoke,” climbed to No. 4 in this week’s U.K. albums chart – the singer’s all-time highest chart position.
Speaking to The BBC Radio 1 Breakfast show with Nick Grimshaw on Friday 4 July, the 68-year-old said that she had never seen a crowd as big as the one that she performed in front of at Glastonbury.
"They seemed to enjoy it and that made me feel good because I've never done the festival before," Parton told Grimshaw.
"I was a little bit nervous, I guess more excitement than nerves, but it was really a fun show and the people were great and I'm so happy I finally got to do it," the singer went on to say.