The dogs were all very warm from being in the heat and were given water immediately. Thankfully, they are all doing OK. The SPCA, along with the Good Samaritan who reported the puppies, are true heroes. If the pups weren’t rescued when they were, they most likely wouldn’t have survived much longer in that hot van.
The dogs will remain at the shelter while the investigation continues. Once the case is closed, they can be relocated and/or put up for adoption.
Sadly, stories of dogs being kept alone in hot cars is far too common. Aside from being against the law, it is also very dangerous to leave pets in unattended cars. Even if a window is cracked, it is still not enough air for the animals, especially if it is hot outside. Whatever the temperature is outside, the temperature in the car greatly exceeds that number.