It’s always heartwarming when police officers help rescue people’s pets when they are facing danger, two Long Island recently reentered a burning home, going above and beyond to save a cat and a dog that were stuck inside.
Officers Sergio Rivera and James Galanos of the Suffolk County Police Department responded to a call about a house fire in Central Islip, New York on March 5.
The humans made it out luckily: two kids were seen getting out of the building and they informed the officers that inside the building were stuck two other family members: their dog JJ and their cat Tiger.
So the brave officers immediately went inside the burning house to save the animals.
They found Tiger almost immediately and he was running towards the basement, but JJ was harder to spot since the house got filled with smoke and obscured their search.
Soon they heard whimpering and found the dog inside a crate just near the fire.
The officers carried the crate out of the house and then got back inside once more to retrieve the tiger.
Both police officers and the animals got out of the burning building without injuries.
If the brave officers wouldn’t get inside the animals for sure wouldn’t have made it on their own.
The Suffolk County Police Department shared their story on Facebook, praising them for their heroism.
“Thank you to Officers Rivera and Galanos for rescuing this family’s furbabies!”
Indeed true heroes warm regards to both of them.