‘Unicorn puppy’ with tail growing out of his head is rescued from the street

BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Undated handout photo issued by FB account, Mac the pitbull, showing a rescue puppy with an apparent second tail growing out of his head. The 10-week-old dog has been taken in by Mac?s Mission, a rescue operation that specialises in helping dogs with special needs, and given the name Narwhal. PA Photo. Issue date: Wednesday November 13, 2019. See PA story ANIMALS Tail. Photo credit should read: /PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Narwhal has been taken in by a rescue centre in Missouri (Picture: PA)

A ‘unicorn puppy’ with a second tail growing out of his forehead has been described as ‘absolutely perfect’ by a rescue centre.

Narwhal, named after the tusked mammal, was found wandering the streets of Missouri and taken into Mac’s Mission, who specialise in helping dogs with special needs.

The centre’s founder says the 10-week-old puppy has since become their biggest attraction, with volunteers always asking if they can play with him when they visit.

Rochelle Steffen said: ‘He’s literally the most magical thing you’ve ever seen, and so happy. Everybody wants to see him.’
Narwhal underwent an X-ray when he arrived at the centre, which showed there are no bones in the ‘tail’ on his face.
A golden retriever puppy with a tail on his face is doing well after being rescued from the cold by a group in Missouri. The cute pup has been appropriately named Narwhal by the rescuers at Mac's Mission after he was found wandering alone in the cold. The rescuers took the pup to a vet to see about the rare growth on his face, but x-rays showed it was not connected to anything or appear to bother him. Mac's Mission say the vets are not planning on removing the growth. Mac's Mission plans on hanging on to the young dog for now to make sure the tail does not impact his vision as he grows. 13 Nov 2019 Pictured: Narwhal. Photo credit: MEGA/macsmission.org / MEGA TheMegaAgency.com +1 888 505 6342
He has been nicknamed a ‘unicorn puppy’ (Picture: MEGA)
A golden retriever puppy with a tail on his face is doing well after being rescued from the cold by a group in Missouri. The cute pup has been appropriately named Narwhal by the rescuers at Mac's Mission after he was found wandering alone in the cold. The rescuers took the pup to a vet to see about the rare growth on his face, but x-rays showed it was not connected to anything or appear to bother him. Mac's Mission say the vets are not planning on removing the growth. Mac's Mission plans on hanging on to the young dog for now to make sure the tail does not impact his vision as he grows. 13 Nov 2019 Pictured: Narwhal. Photo credit: MEGA/macsmission.org / MEGA TheMegaAgency.com +1 888 505 6342
Vets say he is perfectly healthy (Picture: MEGA)
Vets said the puppy has a clean bill of health, but Ms Steffen doesn’t want to adopt him out until they know whether his ‘unicorn horn’ will become an issue.

She said: ‘We don’t want to adopt him out and two weeks later it does become a problem.’

Mac’s Mission have previously cared for a dog with five legs, a three-legged dachshund, blind and deaf animals, as well as dogs with cleft palates and mange.

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But Ms Steffen said they have never seen anything like Narwhal before.

She said he is currently enjoying being a ‘normal, happy, healthy puppy’ who is getting lots of attention.

BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Undated handout photo issued by FB account, Mac the pitbull, showing the x-ray of a rescue puppy with an apparent second tail growing out of his head. The 10-week-old dog has been taken in by Mac?s Mission, a rescue operation that specialises in helping dogs with special needs, and given the name Narwhal. PA Photo. Issue date: Wednesday November 13, 2019. See PA story ANIMALS Tail. Photo credit should read: /PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
There are no bones in the tail (Picture: PA)
BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Undated handout photo issued by FB account, Mac the pitbull, showing a rescue puppy with an apparent second tail growing out of his head. The 10-week-old dog has been taken in by Mac?s Mission, a rescue operation that specialises in helping dogs with special needs, and given the name Narwhal. PA Photo. Issue date: Wednesday November 13, 2019. See PA story ANIMALS Tail. Photo credit should read: /PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Narwhal is enjoying his newfound fame (Picture: PA)

Ms Steffen said: ‘Everybody has said that it looks like a tail that just didn’t develop fully, like he might have tried to absorb a twin and it just didn’t work all the way.

‘It kind of curls right down under his eyes. We deal with such unique animals here that we love to let them keep their uniqueness.’

She added: ‘Everyone sees him and they literally want to rip him out of my arms immediately.

‘It’s been really good for our itty-bitty rescue to have such a rock star in our midst because all this attention is helping so many of our other dogs.

‘He loves it, he’s like, “who’s going to hold me next?” He’s just this little anomaly that’s absolutely perfect.’