Andrew Cuomo criticised after reportedly abandoning his dog in his New York mansion

The office for Andrew Cuomo has denied reports the outgoing New York governor abandoned his own dog

The Albany Times Union reported that Governor Cuomo left for his sister’s house but left behind his dog, Captain, at the Executive Mansion in Albany

A spokesman for Mr Cuomo’s saud the sources were wrong and that the former governor was trying to find a short-term home for Captain, since he’s taking a vacation after his resignation which comes into effect on Tuesday.

“Captain is part of the governor’s family and for your nameless ill-informed source to imply they’ve been trying to give him away is untrue,” Rich Azzopardi said in a statement.

“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.”