I'm going to ask a few of my friends in the NY area if they know anything. Hopefully, I'll hear back from them tonight!
I just don't understand why she won't pass the pup to you or the vet tech.
Sounds like a great solution to me. Maybe she doesn't want to chance running into the pup in her home area again after the pup is adopted out to someone else? Maybe the guilt is too much? Sad, sad, sad.
Never make someone a priority in your life when that someone treats you like an option.