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Dolly Parton performed in front of 100,000 people at this year's GlastonburyReuters

Dolly Parton has vowed to adopt a puppy abandoned at Glastonbury.

The US country legend, who recently performed in front of more than 100,000 fans at the annual festival, said she was willing to take the pooch home if the owner was 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," the star said.

"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 white lurcher, described as a "sweet-natured older lady", was taken to the animal shelter after being discovered inside a tent during the massive clean-up of the festival grounds in Somerset.

Staff at the shelter, which is near the Worthy Farm site, named her Dolly after the Stand by Your Man songstress.

In a video message Parton said that she was "very honoured and flattered" that the dog, who arrived with a serious ear infection, was given the moniker.

Her kind-hearted gesture comes days after the 68-year-old singer hit out at claims that she lip-synched during her Glastonbury set.

She told the Sun: "My boobs are fake, my hair's fake, but what is real is my voice and my heart."