Happy Birthday Ian Somerhalder! Celebrate With 22 Awesomely Adorable Animal Photos!

25 Ian GIFs
For when you need to continue birthday ogling.
It might be hard to believe since he plays such a good 25-year-old vampire on TV, but super hottie Ian Somerhalder turns the big 35 today! And he doesn’t look a day over 174.

To celebrate Ian’s birthday, we’ve got two ideas for you. First, launch the gallery and check out 22 beyond adorable photos of Ian expressing his love for dogs and cats. Yes, we’ve posted this gallery before, but it’s just so perfect.

The second part is a bit more complex. 

For the past few weeks, Ian has been raising money as a birthday challenge for his charity, the Ian Somerhalder Foundation. As their mission statement says, their goal is to “empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures.”

Ian’s goal is to raise $100,000 as a birthday present for his foundation. So if you’ve got it, donate it! You can do it by clicking here. Plus, if you donate before tomorrow, you’ll be entered to win some cool prizes.

So look at Ian and adorable animals in the gallery, then go donate some money to a very good cause. Happy birthday, Ian! You sir, are awesome.

Ian Somerhalder kissing a puppy