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Dolly Parton offers to keep dog found at Glastonbury Festival

media captionDolly Parton: "I was honoured when they named the doggy after me"

Dolly Parton has offered to adopt a dog that was left behind following the exodus of Glastonbury Festival.

The white lurcher was discovered in one of the 5,000 tents discarded at Worthy Farm during a clean-up of the 1,200-acre festival site last week.

Taken in by the Happy Landings animal shelter, the dog was named Dolly after the star who stole the show with her debut performance at the event.

The 68-year-old singer said she would take it in if its owner was not found.

The shelter, which described the dog as a "sweet-natured older lady", said it had received "many, many phone calls" but that it would not be re-homed "until we can ascertain whether she has an owner".

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