Mac’s Mission, a Cape Girardeau dog rescue nonprofit, said the puppy was dubbed Narwhal the Little Magical Furry Unicorn after being found living on the streets with frostbite Saturday.
The 10-week-old puppy had a growth on his forehead described as an extra tail growing in the wrong spot.
The rescue said Narwhal’s frostbite is healing nicely and he appears to be in good health, save for some common worms that are being cleared up with treatment.
The puppy’s viral fame has led to an influx of attention from animal lovers seeking to adopt Narwhal.
“Everyone is super interested in him,” a Mac’s Mission representative told CNN. “We are hopeful they are seeing the other available dogs as well!”