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
Albert Popwell ...
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 ...
Ned Romero ...
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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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 »


Dr. Morton: [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!
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Emergency - JUMPED the GOAT
22 July 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Strange, weird a joke maybe. Glad I was working on the computer as this was playing on METV in our house. I think the show Emergency is great but this episode is...well...stupid for one. It is supposed to be a feel good show about saving a goat's life in human stead it feels pretty creepy. Emergency was a great show and this little loser doesn't matter so much. Mark Harmon as a dog catcher - Ha. He does look young. If there was ever a need to air a show like this I think it could have been done on some Saturday morning show. For adults to watch it is a test of patience and agonizing to the eyes and ears. I think they were trying to launch a TV show about Animal Control. It didn't work.

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