Even if the shelter is allowed to inspect as allowed under the CAARA legislation in New York, they would need an army to follow these rescues through various states. This is another case of where funds will be spent on a bunch of investigators, rather than more productive programs like spay neuter and promoting adoption.
It's also further evidence that legislating transfers, rather than allowing shelters to make informed decisions, is costly to taxpayers, harmful to public confidence in adopting rescue animals, and costly to the animals who end up dumped on unsuspecting fosters and kennels. This isn't an isolated case. These types of cases are becoming more common every day. I'm not saying shelters shouldn't work with rescues, because they should. But they need to be allowed to make a professional assessment and be able to proceed cautiously with unknown rescues to ensure they're not sending animals into a worse situation.