19 Ian Somerhalder Photos Proving He's the Ultimate Animal Lover

By Kaitlin Reilly
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Damon Salvatore may not be the cuddliest guy on The Vampire Diaries, but his offscreen counterpart, Ian Somerhalder, definitely has a sweet side. If how kind you are to animals says something about who you are as a person, then Somerhalder is a pretty fantastic dude. The CW star is a huge animal lover and an advocate for animal welfare — in fact, he recently started the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, which aims to empower individuals to care for the planet and its inhabitants. And since Somerhalder is such an animal lover, it's only appropriate that he has a ton of Instagram photos with his furry friends. Check out the X cutest pics of Somerhalder and the animals almost as adorable as he is.

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