The staff of the local Los Angeles Country Animal Control department office assist Fire Station 51 and Rampart Hospital on some animal related emergencies.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Barney 'Doc' Coolidge
Ofcr. II Les Taylor
Ofcr. Dave Gordon
Gary Crosby ...
Supervisor Walt Marsh
Rose Ann Deel ...
Patty Burns (as Rose Ann Zecker)
Mrs. Quincy (as Ruth Mc Devitt)
Rosa Bernardi
Stephanie Steele ...
Officer Garcia
Ron Pinkard ...


Roy and Johnny respond to Bernardi's Market, called by the owner's wife who believes her husband was attacked by a maniac with a knife. Johnny investigates and comes face to face with 500 pounds of mortality: a roaring tiger. Roy asks the dispatcher to call Animal Control. Officer Dave Gordon (Mark Harmon) recognizes a Bengal tiger when he sees one; and his partner, Les Taylor, recognizes she is 450 pounds. A local man is operating an unauthorized zoo and mistreating animals. LA Animal Control is concerned with the animals' health; they want to tranquilize, not neutralize. At County Animal Shelter 2, Supervisor Walt Marsh, works with one vet, Dr. Barney Coolidge, and an assistant, trying to "catch and release" various types of wildlife displaced by modern civilization; often, they must also treat wounded or sick animals. Gordon and Taylor meet the paramedics again, trying to help an old man and his little disabled granddaughter who lost her pet Pygmy goat, William, in the brushfire. ... Written by LA-Lawyer

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1 March 1975 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The first (and only) time the Rampart paramedic communications station is shown to be on wheels (Starting in Season 5, the equipment was placed in a separate room). See more »


When the paramedics arrive at the grocery store it is dark outside. When the animal control officers arrive it is daylight. When the tiger gets onto the roof of the building it is dark once again. At the end of the rescue the sun is just rising. See more »


Dr. Kelly Brackett: [while operating on a goat] Clamp off that bleeder.
Dr. Joe Early: This one?
Dr. Kelly Brackett: What did you do, sleep through your animal medicine?
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Interesting to say the least
28 November 2012 | by (Pennsylvania, United States) – See all my reviews

Emergency! 905-Wild. Jack Webb wanted to show and praise some other public servants. The Animal Rescue squads with a TV Show of their own.

It wasn't to be, but the pilot appears to have been chopped up and turned into an Emergency! episode. I just saw it and many of the edits show up as what reminds me the way torn film splices from old movies looked.

Getting to see a very young Mark Harmon as one of the stars was really cool. The Emergency! regulars look a bit uncomfortable at times. Probably cause they didn't understand what was going on.

Jack Webb, R.A. Cinader and guys like that who wanted TV shows that really showed how some of our First Responders worked and even their domestic issues, was something I have always thought as valuable. Many mocked his Dragnet deliveries, but he really didn't want the actors to be the stars. Just wanted to show people 'The Facts, ma'am, just the facts'

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