Police officers rush into burning Long Island home to rescue beloved dog, cat

CENTRAL ISLIP, Long Island (WABC) -- Two Suffolk County Police officers rushed into a burning home in Central Islip on Friday to rescue two beloved pets.

Two children who escaped the home on Oak Street told the officers that their dog and cat were still inside.

Officers Sergio Rivera and James Galanos heard a two-year-old chihuahua named JJ whimpering and found him in a cage near the flames. Then, they located the cat named Tiger in the basement.

Fortunately no people - or animals - were injured.

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