MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Pet over-population is an ongoing problem in the Twin Cities metro, leaving hundreds of dogs and cats without a loving home.

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Animal experts said the best way to control over population is to spay and neuter our pets. But not everyone has access to affordable vet care, so a Twin Cities program is helping to fix that problem.

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The Minnesota Snap RV Surgical Center is a mobile unit that does about 10,000 pet surgeries per year. The RV was made into a custom surgery suite that travels all across the Twin Cities metro and across the state, providing affordable and accessible options to spay or neuter your pet.

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The mobile unit is designed for families with pets in need who otherwise couldn’t afford to have their pet fixed. Experts said animal over-population has been a tragedy that’s been occurring for decades, but has gotten national attention in the last five or six years.