Behind his on-screen smoldering good looks, his come-hither eyes and his downright hotness, this actor who is typically known for his epic role in Vampire Diaries, is a mega watt animal lover. Off-screen, when hunky Ian Somerhalder is not doing groovy things for animals or out spending time with his precious pooches, you can probably find him adopting more animals to add to his family. He and his gorgeous girlfriend Nikki Reed have adopted a cat, a horse and also added another rescue kitty to their family recently.
If that wasn’t enough, Ian has founded the “Ian Somerhalder Foundation” an all-around green organization aiming to promote conservation, end animal extinction, heal the planet and environment, end animal testing, empower no-kill animal shelters, expose animal cruelty, and the list indeed continues. Not many people know that behind Somerhalder’s talent and steamy appearance lays a major crusader for animals!
“Animal cruelty is one of the most unfortunate and barbaric demonstrations of human beings
manipulating ill conceived nations
of power over other species” – Ian Somerhalder