Many dog lovers were furious when they learned of a report that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s dog had been left at the Executive Mansion after the governor’s departure.
The Albany Times Union reported Sunday that the dog named captain had remained at the Albany residence after Cuomo left.
Monday is Cuomo’s last day in office. He announced his resignation about two weeks ago.
According to the newspaper article, state police sources said the governor had staff in the mansion if anyone wanted to keep their dog.
The prospect that Cuomo could abandon the captain sparked outrage online, with some questioning if the dog “was just a prop.”
Rich Azzopardi, Cuomo’s communications director, responded on Twitter: “The governor has stayed in the state to watch the storm (i.e. do his job.) He will be leaving the mansion tonight, as we do. ‘Said. The captain is a member of the family and he’s going to stay that way. The palace plot has gone crazy. “
According to the New York State Animal Care Federation, Azzopardi informed the organization that “the captain will be going home with Cuomo at the end of the day.”
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