ASKING FOR HELP
FINS, FEATHERS, AND FUR
After discovering the circumstances behind Ferrari’s concerning state, I immediately contacted people whom I knew were wellversed in reptile care. I contacted my friends Johnny Filart, Larry Tan, and Animal Scene Managing Editor Jeffrey Lim. Jeffrey advised me to soak Ferrari in water and ask a vet to check on her. I discovered how difficult it was to find a vet for reptiles, because most vets specialized in cats and dogs. The good news was, with the help of my son Aaron and my wife Suzie, Ferrari became more responsive after she was soaked in water. They extended their help to me as I became quite sad about my companion animal. I then contacted our family vet Dr. Jerry Hawson, who admitted to us that like many vets, reptiles were not his specialty. He recommended Dr. Lester Louis L. Lopez.