John and Roy find a surprise–a Bengal tiger–when assisting a man down in a grocery store; Animal Control is called in on a 905-Wild (Wild Animal Loose-Threatening) and the officers help get the tiger out. The officers later check an animal preserve and find several animals dead and missing. A family pet goat having heart problems is brought into Rampart, over Dr. Brackett's objections. Later, a big brush fire threatens a suburban canyon area with numerous domesticated animals, and things get dicey all around for the fire department and the Animal Control personnel.