If the dog looks like you, maybe you should adopt it
A dog abandoned at the Glastonbury Festival where Dolly Parton performed has been named after the singer, and if no one claims the pooch, Parton wants to take her home.
Tue, Jul 08, 2014 at 12:28 PM
Country singer Dolly Parton might soon have a second Dolly in her home.
The 68-year-old performer promised to adopt a fluffy white dog found alone in a tent after the Glastonbury Festival, where she'd recently performed for the first time, if the dog's owner isn't located.
Dolly the dog is currently at the Happy Landings animal shelter in Somerset, England, where shelter workers describe her as "a sweet-natured older lady" who "arrived with a serious ear infection which has now had treatment and is currently under further assessment."
Happy Landings is hoping the dog's owner will come forward, but if no one claims her, she'll be available for adoption — and Parton is the first in line.
"I had my manager call the Happy Landings animal shelter to make sure the dog is being treated and cared for properly," she said in a statement.
"At this time, nobody has claimed the dog and the dog is in great hands at the shelter. I will take her home to America if nobody claims her within a reasonable amount of time."
Parton even tweeted about the abandoned dog that shares her name.
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) July 7, 2014
Dolly the dog isn't the first animal to be named after Dolly Parton.
Dolly the sheep, the world's first successfully cloned mammal, was given the name in 1996.
Ian Wilmut, one of the scientists involved in cloning Dolly, is quoted as saying, "Dolly is derived from a mammary gland cell and we couldn't think of a more impressive pair of glands than Dolly Parton's."
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