The Unfortunate Fates of the Gavle Goat Timeline

Each year, a towering Yule Goat is constructed for the holidays in Gävle, Sweden. But more often than not, the Gävle Goat — or Gävlebocken as it is called in Sweden — doesn’t make it to Christmas. Since it was first built in 1966, it’s almost annually been burned, although arson isn’t its only misfortune. 

Here’s a timeline of the rise and fall of the Gävle Goat by Atlas Obscura’s graphic designer Michelle Enemark.

Check out the full, scrollable view of the Unfortunate Fates of the Gavle Goat Timeline, on Atlas Obscura!


Yesterday a 14-year-old boy set fire to Manchester Dogs’ Home. As a result, as many as 60 dogs have died in the blaze, while 150 were rescued. 20 of those dogs were rescued by two men who lived nearby who risked their lives to break down the cages and rescue as many dogs as possible.

A JustGiving page for donations has been set up:


Or, you can donate by text by sending MDOG57 followed by £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070.

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Please Help: 43 Dogs Killed in Arson Attack at Dog Shelter


At 7pm this evening (11/09/14) a fire was started at the Manchester Dogs Home, Manchester, UK. Although fire crews attended and eventually extinguished the blaze, 43 dogs have so far been confirmed as killed. This number is sadly expected to rise. 

A 14 year old boy has been arrested on suspicion of Arson. 

1/3 of the building has been destroyed or badly damaged.

150 dogs were rescued by both fire crews and members of the public, and will be temporarily moved to a secondary shelter operated by the Dogs Home or taken in by other local animal charities with available room.


Manchester Dog’s Home has been operating for over 120 years, and relies entirely on donations from the public. It cares for over 7,000 dogs annually, has has rehomed over 1,000,000 over the course of its existence.  


Ways To Help:

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The Manchester Evening News has set up a just giving page

Or you can text ‘MDOG57’ and an amount (£1, $2, £4, etc) to 70070

If you live in the Manchester area, they desperately need basic pet supplies such as food, bedding, collars and leads. Donations can be sent to:

Greater Manchester Police North Manchester Divisional Headquarters,

Northampton Road,

Newton Heath


M40 5BP

Please do not visit the actual shelter, as it is structurally unsound and fire crews are still working there!


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