Narwhal the ‘unicorn’ puppy stole the hearts of thousands after rescue organization Mac’s Mission found him abandoned being looked after by another dog. Narwhal is a special little puppy with a tail growing in the middle of his forehead. Narwhal’s fans predicted that he would have a long line of potential adopters waiting to take the special puppy home. And thankfully, he has found his forever home!
The Missouri-based center says they ‘specialize in special’ took Narwhal to the veterinarian. They found out that the tail was not connected to anything and wasn’t causing any harm. The story became big news and the exposure led to hundreds of applications for adoption. But, the center did worry that Narwhal would be exploited as prospective owners made ‘giant’ offers of cash to take the puppy.
Other people turned up to the rescue center unannounced and even made death threats against Narwhal. Volunteers decided to keep him in their sight at all times, according to the Southeast Missourian. The center feared for Narwhal’s safety and future. They then decided that the only way to ensure he would be given the happy life he deserves was to keep him right where he is.
Mac’s Mission founder Rochelle Steffen adopted Narwal! Rochelle said, “I had no intention initially of keeping him. I didn’t want a puppy. But Narwhal is absolutely, exactly what we needed. It’s not just a decision from me. The whole rescue cannot fathom him leaving. We all fell in love with him.”
Rochelle and Narwhal have big plans together! She plans to train Narwhal as a therapy dog, so he can spread his magic and love everywhere in places like schools and nursing homes.