The Governor has denied that he has abandoned his dog, and stated on his Twitter account, “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.”
His tweet came after the report on the Northeast Coast of the United States being battered by tropical storm Henri over the weekend of August 20, 2021, that brought strong winds and several inches of rainfall.
The statement was also accompanied by a picture of Cuomo and his 3 daughters with Captain. However, the snapshot was not a recent picture, but a People magazine profile was taken in 2020.
Cuomo’s camp also vehemently denied the accusations of abandonment. Richard Azzopardi, senior adviser and spokesperson of the Governor said, “I can’t believe that this is what I am dealing with right now when I’m dealing with a major storm.”
The adviser also denied that the Governor was trying to give away Captain and stated that “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 press is absurd.”