Ian Somerhalder Honored At The Genesis Awards, Poses With Puppy [PHOTOS]

Ian Somerhalder posed with The Artist’s Uggie at the  26th Genesis Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel Saturday night (March 24th) in Beverly Hills.  Somerhalder received the Wyler Award for his foundation’s work in educating about animal protection issues.

“Good night you amazing world.Great life,just left some of the most important peeps in my sphere for slumber before flight.Wyler award n hand,” Somerhalder tweeted after.  

The night, according to Paw Nation, was about the animals that people fight on behalf of.  Uggie co-presented the night’s first award with Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba.

Also at the event: Ke$ha, Sophia Bush, Kaley Cuoco, Wilmer Valderrama, Owain Yeoman, Brandi Glanville, Jason Ritter, Bill Maher, Moby, Rose McGowan, Tricia Helfer, Kristin Bauer and Jon Bernthal.