Rescued from the freezing cold is doing well thanks to his rescuers who described him as a ‘magical unicorn’. The unique puppy has a tail growing out of his head, which earned him the name ‘Narwhal’.
Mac’s Mission, a Missouri-based rescue organization found the pup last week wandering outside in the freezing weather with another, older dog last week. The puppy had a foot injury and struggling to walk but the little ‘tail’ between the puppy’s eyes intrigued the rescuers, and no, it wasn’t wagging, in case you’re wondering…
Mac’s Mission shared a picture of the puppy on Facebook, and explained they had named him ‘Narwhal the Little Magical Furry Unicorn’ in honor of his unique appearance.
Narwhal was taken to the vet by Mac’s Mission to determine why he had a second tail. The x-ray showed the growth is not connected to anything, in other words it has ‘no real use other than making him the COOLEST PUPPY EVER!, the rescuers said.
According to the vet there’s no real reason for the unicorn tail to be removed and Mac’s Mission confirmed Narwhal doesn’t seem fazed by the growth. A video showed him running around happily, acting pretty much like any one-tailed dog.
Narwhal will need a forever home at some point, in the meanwhile the organization will keep him for the foreseeable future to ensure his face tail doesn’t become a problem as he grows.
Photos of Narwhal have since been shared far and wide on social media, helping to raise awareness for the work of Mac’s Mission.
Narwhal sent a message in response to his newfound fame, writing:
It’s me Narwhal!! I don’t understand what viral is but my foster mama said my story being viral helps ALL our special needs dogs here at the Mission. You are welcome.
I am super excited for being the poster child for ‘special is awesome’. Sleep tight, k thanks, Narwhally.
The rescuers are happy to be part of Narwhal’s journey and say he is ‘pretty much the most unique amazing example’ of the work they do.
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