Puppy with Second Tail on His Head is Rescued by Animal Shelter and Named “Narwhal”

Narwhal the puppy
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Unicorns do exist!

Staff at Mac’s Mission — an animal rescue service in Jackson, Missouri, that specializes in dogs with special needs — brought in an extra special puppy on Friday that has since gone viral for its adorable uniqueness.

The puppy, which the shelter has dubbed “Narwhal the Little Magical Furry Unicorn,” was born with an extra tail coming out of his forehead. According to the rescue, who took their new resident to a vet clinic on Tuesday, the second tail doesn’t wag and has “no real use other than making him the COOLEST PUPPY EVER!”

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“One of our followers said, ‘It appears they assembled the puppy wrong. Always follow the directions people!’ This is a true experience of having ‘extra parts’ during assembly,” Mac’s Mission explained to its followers in a Facebook post, which also included an x-ray of Narwhal’s horned head. “Dr. Heuring said there is no real reason at this time for the unicorn tail to be removed (and we all wish it wagged)!!”

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The rescue went on to say that despite the additional body part, Narwhal — who was named after a species of whale known for its singular “tusk”— seems to be otherwise healthy and unbothered.

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“The unicorn face tail does not bother Narwhal and he never slows down just like any normal puppy,” Mac’s Mission added. “He seems completely healthy other than some usual puppy worms he got meds for.”

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Claudia Harmata