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Meet Timmy - Facebook's most popular lamb?  Date August 22, 2012
    Aleisha Orr Reporter
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  • Timmy the lamb had a tough start to life - but he's since come a long way. <b>Photo: </b>Facebook height=53
  • Timmy the lamb had a tough start to life - but he's since come a long way. <b>Photo: </b>Facebook height=53
  • Timmy the lamb had a tough start to life - but he's since come a long way. <b>Photo: </b>Facebook height=53
  • Timmy the lamb had a tough start to life - but he's since come a long way. <b>Photo: </b>Facebook height=53
  • Timmy the lamb had a tough start to life - but he's since come a long way. <b>Photo: </b>Facebook height=53
  • Timmy the lamb had a tough start to life - but he's since come a long way. <b>Photo: </b>Facebook height=53
  • Timmy the lamb had a tough start to life - but he's since come a long way. <b>Photo: </b>Facebook height=53
  • Timmy the lamb had a tough start to life - but he's since come a long way. <b>Photo: </b>Facebook height=53
  • Timmy the lamb had a tough start to life - but he's since come a long way. <b>Photo: </b>Facebook height=53
  • Timmy the lamb had a tough start to life - but he's since come a long way. <b>Photo: </b>Facebook height=53
  • Timmy the lamb had a tough start to life - but he's since come a long way. <b>Photo: </b>Facebook height=53
  A baby lamb found abandoned in the Wheatbelt earlier this year has become a Facebook hit after bucking the odds to survive.

Timmy the lamb's Facebook page was created after he was rescued by Perth man Clayton in June.

Photos of Timmy posted on his page wearing a nappy, wrapped up in rugs and sucking on a bottle of milk have helped the page reach more than 1500 likes - more than most humans have Facebook friends and a bigger online following than some WAFL clubs.

Clayton found the little lamb abandoned in a paddock 300 kilometres from Perth.

He was found at least five kilometres from the nearest sheep farm, which led Clayton to believe Timmy was born on a livestock truck and either fell out or was discarded at a parking area along Great Eastern Highway.

"Timmy was extremely skinny, dirty and was suffering from the effects of the severe cold weather and rain that had lashed the area," Timmy's Facebook page says.

The nearest vet would not take him in so Clayton bought some milk formula and took him back to Perth the next day.

Clayton's two young sons gave Timmy his name after the main character of a children's television show.

Having missed out on the nutrients lambs usually get from their mother's milk, Timmy battled to stay strong and healthy.

On Timmy's Facbook page Clayton wrote that he woke to find Timmy motionless and barely alive a couple of days after finding him.

"When lifted, Timmy's neck spasmed and he suffered a terrible seizure," he wrote.

After a putting a dent in Clayton's credit card bill and spending time in an emergency intensive care unit at a veterinary clinic, Timmy was taken back to Clayton's home to begin an intensive care regime.

It was then that Timmy's Facebook page was created to share his story and progress.

As well as gaining online popularity and having photos of him shared across the world, Timmy is also now getting used to farm life.

A few weeks after Timmy's rescue Clayton found a family with a farm willing to take Timmy in and give him the space he requires to run and graze.

Read more: http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/meet-timmy--facebooks-most-popular-lamb-20120822-24myo.html
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