Meet Narwhal: “Magical fuzzy unicorn puppy” has tail on its head

Written by on November 14, 2019 in Critter MIA, Rare Critters - 1 Comment

Talk about the tail wagging the dog. Or, at least tongues wagging about a tail on a dog that won’t.

Check out Narwhal, the abandoned puppy now world-famous for a tail growing out of the middle of his forehead.

And for one Missouri animal rescue organization, that just makes this dumped dog even more special — and important for rescue dogs all over.

“We love all of this amazing attention and how it is only helping our other special needs rescue dogs here as well as Narwhal,” Mac’s Mission posted on Facebook Thursday night.

And while the extra tail is definitely odd, it also definitely doesn’t wag.

The organization’s Rochelle Steffen found the 10-week-old puppy.

She co-founded Mac’s Mission eight years ago after rescuing her pitbull named Mac and has been specializing in rescuing and rehoming special needs dogs ever since..

“We have been doing this specific type of rescue for almost 8 years and couldn’t imagine living life differently,” the group posted.

They are now calling Narwhal their “magical fuzzy unicorn puppy.”

So what about that wild tail?

“The extra tail is not connected to anything and has no real use other than making him the COOLEST PUPPY EVER!” the group said and shared an X-ray of the dog’s head.

Their veterinarian added there’s no real reason to remove it.

The world has fallen in love with the odd-ball pooch.

And there are many requests to take him home.

“He is not available for adoption immediately as we want him to grow a bit more and truly make sure the tail doesn’t become a bother or problem,” Mac’s Mission added.

It’s a face only a mother — and everyone else — could love.

There’s no cosmetic reason to remove the extra tail.

“It is perfect and there is no medical reason so we say it stays put!” the group says.

Photos Mac’s Mission/Facebook

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