Actor Ian Somerhalder promotes cat welfare with sweet social media post

Somerhalder gave a loud shoutout to promote the idea of more regular vet visits for all feline friends, sharing the necessity of it in a detailed post to his 14 million followers


                            Actor Ian Somerhalder promotes cat welfare with sweet social media post
Ian Somerhalder (Source:Getty Images)

Ian Somerhalder's love for animals is no secret. And while social media and the internet mostly showcases his love for dogs, turns out he is just as obsessed with cats — as proven by his latest post on Instagram, where the Vampire Diaries encouraged cat owners to take their pets to regular vet cehcups.

Teaming up with Royal Canine US, Somerhalder gave a loud shoutout to promote the idea of more regular vet visits for all feline friends, sharing the necessity of it in an extremely detailed post to his 14 million Instagram followers.

While the photo he chose to tag along with the text was nothing short of adorable — Somerhalder in all his cuteness glory was cuddling up to a puffy orange cat — the text was also every bit touching, portraying just how intensely and deeply he cares about the wellbeing of all animals.

"Cat lovers, myself included, want the best for their feline family members," the caption of his post started with. "I was shocked to learn more than half of all cats don’t see the vet on a regular basis. Let’s change that! I’ve teamed up with @RoyalCaninUS for #Cat2VetDay to raise awareness about the importance of preventive veterinary care for cats. For the rest of this month, repost the video shared on @RoyalCaninUS on August 1 using #Cat2VetDay and Royal Canin will make a donation to help cats in need," he added.

Promoting feline welfare on his Instagram isn't a new thing for Somerhalder (Getty Images)

And the hashtags he chose to go along with the post were funny and cute too — just further proof that Somerhalder really knows how to help a good cause with his sharp wit and humor. He tagged the post "#kittensofinstagram #royalcaninkittens #funwithcats #catsofinstagram #cat #kitten #catstagram #catsofinsta #catlover #ilovemycat." 


But promoting feline welfare on his Instagram isn't a new thing for Somerhalder. Just last month he had posed with a cat in solidarity with Cat Con Worldwide for the second year in a row, announcing that he would be attending a full-on meet-and-greet at the event that works for the welfare and spreading awareness about all things related to cats.

Ian Somerhalder partnered with Royal Canine US to raise awareness for its Take Your Cat to the Vet Day (Getty Images)

"Don’t forget the most important part is that your attendance at the show will help us further our efforts with @isfofficial and help animals in need," the caption said. "50% of ticket price raised from these Meet and Greets will benefit the Ian Somerhalder Foundation. $2 of every ticket purchased to CatCon ALSO benefits ISF!"


But, of course, taking things a whole notch higher was his father's day post from 2017 where he appeared to be kissing his then-pregnant wife Nikki Reed's belly, surrounded by their huge extended furry family of five dogs — all of which are clearly as precious to him as his own child.