Did Cuomo abandon his dog at Governor’s Mansion? Ex-Gov responds to newspaper report

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A report in the Albany Times cites two state police sources that claimed disgraced former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo abandoned his dog Captain at the Governor’s mansion after leaving office.

“Two State Police sources told the Times Union on Saturday that the governor had recently asked mansion staff members if anyone would be interested in caring for the dog. Captain — a high-strung mix of shepherd, Siberian and malamute — has nipped a few people since Cuomo adopted him in 2018, the sources said, and a mansion staffer recently took the dog home for a few days but decided he was too much,” the Times Union reported.

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According to the story, Cuomo asked staffers to take the dog, who has a history of biting, but it was returned to the mansion just a few days later.

Cuomo responded to the allegation calling it false.


“Some people just can’t get the facts straight. Yes, I was downstate monitoring storm response for a few days, but Captain and I are a man and his dog. He is part of our family and that’s the way it will always be,” Cuomo tweeted.

Cuomo’s spokesperson Richard Azzopardi slammed the newspaper saying, “Someone offered to watch him for a few days while the transition was ongoing but for that to be weaponized and morph from a game of telephone into the pages of your paper is absurd — now excuse us we’re preparing for a major storm.”

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