Ian somerhalder with dog
by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Photo: Ian Somerhalder

He may play bad boy Damon Salvatore on “The Vampire Diaries” but in real life, Ian Somerhalder’s actions prove he is way more Buffy than he is vampire.

On Monday the actor wrote, “My new girl.Rescued from traffic near the Vampire Diaries stages just a few hours ago-so smart, so beautiful&charming-all a man could ask for in a girl-So happy together.Her name is Nietzsche… Photo by the one and only @thejram”

Then, he posted this totally adorable picture on his Instagram.

ian somerhalder rescues dog

Going from the streets to the home of an animal lover like Somerhalder means this pup hit the jackpot. The actor has been a longtime advocate of animal rescue and adoption.

Nietzsche will be among friends at her new house. Somerhalder already has a few rescue animals, both cat and dog, who enjoy his daily cuddles and love. Lucky guys!

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. 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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