KIDO 580 AM radio host Kevin Miller is off-leash this week, but he can’t get too far. Miller has caged himself inside a kennel at Canyon County Animal Shelter in Caldwell, part of a week-long radiothon to raise pet adoption awareness.
Miller told Boise Weekly broadcasting from his makeshift studio, “Allows me to observe the adoptions, so I get the chance to give the play-by-play of what’s really going on here on a day-to-day basis.”
Miller is hosting his four hour morning broadcast from inside a kennel until Friday, June 7th to assist the animal shelter in its 4th annual $100,000 Challenge, a national campaign sponsored by the ASPCA.
“The goal is obviously to win,” said Miller. “And not to be cliché, but the truth here from the staff and volunteers is when you rescue and adopt a four-legged, furry family member, you already win.”
Miller added the desire to win is ultimately fueled by the desire to help shelter animals find good homes.
“Where the shelter was a couple years ago, and where it is now, that’s the magic you see here every day, everybody’s winning. Our goal is to maintain that and take it to the next level,” he continued.
In 2012, the Canyon County shelter’s so-called “Mission Pawsible” raised $57,000 and saved the lives of over 2,200 animals.