ian somerhalder
by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Photo: Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

Actor and activist Ian Somerhalder knows just what it will take for you to head out to your local shelter and bring home a new family member. A cute cat video.

Somerhalder, who is a cat lover, shared one of the most watched cat clips on the Internet and tweeted, “Ok-even if you Dont like animals take asec to watch this-will make you smile.No reason to kill millions per year…”

With nearly 50 million views, we think this pair might have already inspired a cat adoption or two. Sadly, little known fact, 70% of the cats who enter shelters each year end up euthanized. (The number is 60% for dogs.) They desperately need loving families to come and take them home.

If you don’t think the cats are cute (have you no soul?), then do it for the ever so cute Somerhalder. Have you seen that smile? It rivals the kitten hug in the video.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/karina.usach Karina Usach

    This video has been on my FB page for days. I can’t help but smile every time I see it.