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There is no statutory law that would require such a thing. That means, there is no written law somewhere that requires shelters to do background checks. But, there could be a civil liability issue. So although it may not be required, if a problem arose, a court may very well find that the shelter should have done a background check.
So there is no affirmative obligation, but if a problem came up the shelter could be held responsible for not doing it.
Maybe. There can't be a written law for everything, but this may be a circumstance where a little advocacy would be effective. No one would oppose it, I am certain.