LAKEVILLE, Minn. -- Parked in an empty lot in Lakeville sits a big van with an even bigger purpose, but don't expect the MN SNAP van to be in the same lot two days in a row.
MN SNAP stands for Minnesota Spay and Neuter Assistance Program. A program which exists to help put an end to animal overpopulation.
"We go places where people don't have access to veterinary care because of either distance or financial constraints or whatever may be the impediment to having their pet spayed or neutered," says Dr. Rebecca Tollefson.
Dr. Rebecca is one of two vets who work out of the van which travels seven days a week around Minnesota doing up to 40 surgeries a day.
"This wasa slow day so we saw 21. Twenty one spays and neuters," says Dr. Rebecca.
The program is run entirely on donations and clients pay a small portion of what it would cost at a traditional vet.
Evan Stier had two cats that needed spayed. MN SNAP was his only option. He found out about them online.
"It cost $100 for both of them. Not bad at all and worth it," says Stier.
In the last three years MN SNAP has spayed or neutered more than 33,000 pets. That number is climbing and making a huge impact on the problem.
All month long Chuck and Don's Pet Stores are holding fundraisers for the organization.