A pair of officers from New York City saved the day on Friday when they ran into a building to save a family's beloved pets.

Officers Sergio Rivera and James Galanos arrived at a house fire around 3pm Friday and found two boys, aged 11 and 13, running out of the front door of the house. Police told Fox News their mother had gone to the store for a minute, but "was only gone for a short time."

The boys told the officers that their dog and cat were still inside, so the officers took to action.

They found the cat, a 2-year-old named Tiger, who had run from the flames towards a basement door.

Due to the thick smoke, they couldn't find the dog, JJ, until they heard the 2-year-old chihuahua whimpering from his cage "in close proximity to the fire."

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After getting the dog out and catching their breath, the two went back in and into the basement, where they found Tiger.

Firefighters are still investigating the cause of the fire, but Officers Rivera and Galanos are being held as heroes by their community.

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