Ian Somerhalder To Participate in Strut Your Mutt

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An A list star who has already made great strides in the world of animal welfare, actor Ian Somerhalder will take steps toward the future construction of The Ian Somerhalder Foundation Animal Sanctuary with every step he takes during Strut Your Mutt.

A Best Friends Animal Society event, Strut Your Mutt is an annual walk and festival fundraiser for the sake of homeless pets. This year animal lovers in Austin, Texas; Baltimore, Maryland; Jacksonville, Florida; Lafayette, Louisiana; Los Angeles, California; New York City, New York; Portland, Oregon; Salt Lake City, Utah and St. Louis, Missouri will enjoy a canine constitutional followed by a day of dogged devotion complete with puppy pampering including massage, spa treatments and doggie yoga; toe-tapping and tail-wagging tunes, pet boutiques, free treats and much more, all for the paws cause.

Stepping into the role of team captain for those walking on behalf of The Ian Somerhalder Foundation, the animal-loving luminary will participate in the Lafayette, Louisiana edition of the event, which takes place September 22nd. The Ian Somerhalder Foundation hopes to raise a minimum of $150,000 for a future haven not only for all creatures great and small, but also for troubled adolescents in need of nurturing.

Find out how you can join The Ian Somerhalder Foundation’s Lafayette Dog Pack for Strut Your Mutt on September 22nd at Parc Sans Souci or strut virtually to help The Vampire Diaries’ star.

For more information about Strut Your Mutt:

The following video offers insight into the annual Strut Your Mutt event:

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