WHOEVER abandoned Dolly the lurcher at Glastonbury Festival left her food and water, it has been revealed.
Wookey grandfather Colin Williams has described the moment he found lonely Dolly in a stifling hot tent.
Mr Williams had been let on the Glastonbury Festival site on Tuesday morning to collect an abandoned tent for his grandchildren to play in.
He said: “I’d been there about ten minutes when I looked into a big green tent. I knew it was abandoned because everything was chucked everywhere and there were bottles of urine and sleeping bags. Then something moved and I saw a white dog, so went in and checked it out.”
Mr Williams, 60, said there was a small cardboard box with a bit of dry food a plastic container “that had been all cut up and was a bit damp so must have had water in it”.
He scoured around to find some water for Dolly who immediately lapped it up.
“It was such a hot morning,” said Mr Williams. “I thought ‘poor dog cooking in that tent’ so cut off a bit of guy rope and made a lead out of it.
“That dog could have died. We know dogs die in hot cars so she could have died in that hot tent.”
He hung around the tent for about an hour waiting to see if Dolly’s owner would show up before taking her in his 4x4 to the site office.
Mr Williams, who owns dogs himself, said: “I’m very shocked because for years it’s been made clear no dogs on site. It’s absolutely clear and it’s a big dog – half the size of an Alsatian. How on earth did they get it in there?”
Dolly, named after Glastonbury Festival headliner Dolly Parton, is now being looked after by animal shelter Happy Landings.