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
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The newscaster is played by Mark Harmon's real-life father, Tom Harmon in an uncredited role. See more
During the hospital scene where Brackett and the others are working on the pet goat, the vet gives Brackett instructions on how to intubate the goat. But in previous scenes, the goat has already been intubated. See more
[the attempt to save the goat is not going well
He's drifting on us. We're gonna lose him. You'd better ligate him fast.
Dr. Kelly Brackett
Eighty million bucks' worth of hospital, a hundred and fifty thousand dollars' worth of talent, and we can't save one damn little goat!