Abandoned 'Unicorn' Puppy In Missouri Has A Tail On His Forehead

It is always heartbreaking to see abandoned animals trying to survive without access to proper nutrition and healthcare. Fortunately, there are many organizations dedicated to rescuing animals, nursing them back to health, and finding them a good home.

Mac’s Mission, an animal rescue group in Missouri, recently rescued a rather unique puppy. When the puppy was found, it was living with an older dog and had somehow sustained a foot injury. Upon closer inspection, however, animal rescue volunteers noticed that the puppy had a tail attached to its face right between its eyes.


Based on this facial anomaly, the rescuers named the tiny puppy “Narwhal the Little Magical Furry Unicorn.” After pictures and videos of the puppy were posted on Facebook, news of the adorable “unicorn puppy” began to go viral.

Tiny Narwhal was taken to a veterinarian at the Cape Small Animal Clinic to make sure that the oddly placed tail did not pose any danger to his health. According to the Mirror, a scan of the puppy revealed that the tail was attached to nothing internally, which means that it is unusual but not unsafe. The tiny tail does not wag and so far does not seem to bother Narwhal in his daily activities. There are currently no plan to remove the facial tail.

Of course, there have been jokes about the young puppy being “assembled” incorrectly, however most commenters seem to agree that young Narwhal’s extra tail makes him more adorable. Send this story about a tiny puppy with a misplaced tail to someone who knows that being different can be a source of strength instead of weakness.