NY Gov. Cuomo ripped for report he deserted canine Captain at govt mansion
Resigning New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting raked over the social media coals for a report that he tried to present his canine Captain away throughout his last days in workplace.
The Albany Occasions Union reported Monday morning, citing two state police sources, that Cuomo, a Democrat, left the canine behind on the Government Mansion earlier than he began staying with one in all his sisters in Westchester County final week.
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Cuomo requested mansion staffers to take Captain, and one volunteered, however the canine has a historical past of biting folks and he was returned to the mansion just some days later, the sources advised the Occasions Union.
Cuomo’s high adviser and spokesman Richard Azzopardi was irate on the Occasions Union report, telling the paper that the association was solely “momentary” as a result of the governor is taking a trip after he formally resigns at 11:59 p.m. Monday.
“Captain is a part of the governor’s household and to your anonymous ill-informed supply to indicate they have been attempting to present him away is unfaithful,” Azzopardi stated in an announcement Saturday.
“Somebody provided to look at him for a number of days whereas the transition was ongoing however for that to be weaponized and morph from a sport of phone into the pages of your paper is absurd — now excuse us we’re making ready for a serious storm,” he stated, referring to Tropical Storm Henri.
Cuomo first launched Captain in 2018 as a mixture of shepherd, Siberian and malamute throughout the New York Convention of Mayors on the Government Mansion, the Occasions Union reported. A video of the occasion confirmed the governor struggling to manage Captain whereas he complained concerning the canine’s lack of potty coaching.
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Cuomo is resigning in shame after the New York state legal professional common alleged he sexually harassed 11 ladies, together with staffers, throughout his three phrases in workplace. He’s additionally being investigated for his dealing with of nursing properties and his reporting of nursing house deaths through the coronavirus pandemic.
Critics on social media slammed Cuomo for reportedly leaving his canine behind and including one final fake pas to his scandal-plagued governorship.
Libby Submit, govt director of the New York State Animal Safety Federation, issued an announcement Monday providing to assist undertake Captain to a different household, saying he “deserves higher.”
“I learn with disbelief on this morning’s Occasions Union, that Captain, Governor Cuomo’s canine, had been left on the Government Mansion after Cuomo’s belongings had been moved out of the Eagle Road constructing. The New York State Animal Safety Federation is able to assist place Captain at one in all our bigger New York State animal shelters, such because the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in Menands, simply north of Albany. Shelters like Mohawk Hudson, Lollypop Farm in Rochester and the SPCA Serving Erie County have wonderful behavioral specialists who may help Captain resolve his ‘nipping’ points and undertake him right into a loving, ceaselessly house.”