Ian Somerhalder officially opens ISF animal sanctuary
by Allyson Koerner
Categories: Animals, Causes
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It’s a good day for the animal community and Ian Somerhalder! He just made a huge announcement regarding his Ian Somerhalder Foundation (ISF) Sanctuary Project — he’s officially opening the special place that’s all about healing.

The animal activist and “Vampire Diaries” star revealed in a letter to JustJared.com details about the opening, which he calls his “baby”.

“So it’s true. My whole life is about to change in the most exciting, adventurous, challenging, and beautiful way it can..it’s time to announce my first baby! Babies are incredible vessels of life because they have the opportunity to teach you, push you to explore, nurture your sense of compassion and ultimately create hope,” Somerhalder writes. “I guarantee you that this baby will do just that for me and for countless others. Now before you imagine me holding a tiny version of myself, that’s not the kind of baby I’m announcing. It’s the ISF Sanctuary Project!”

For those unaware, the project focuses on transforming views on compassion. The sanctuary is a safe haven for neglected animals and a place to transform bullies. It’s a non-traditional home where bullies will learn to show compassion through the love of animals.

Somerhalder describes the project as an “innovative, sustainable sanctuary that flips the switch on our modern views of compassion and evolves the outdated model into something that propels echoing change in every direction.”

The ISF Sanctuary will definitely do just that. Be sure to read Somerhalder’s letter in its entirety over at JustJared.com.

After a long and somewhat challenging road building this project, Ian deserves a huge congratulations and all the luck on this exciting new adventure!

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  • Siraganda

    May God bless this great soul!