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Charlotte-based station WCCB was lucky enough to visit the The Vampire Diaries set and chat with the stars during the filming of their 100th episode earlier this month. While they didn’t manage to pick up any clues about the much-anticipated and closely-guarded plot of Season 5, Episode 11, they did get some hilarious quotes from the stars of the show. Like this startling confession from Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore)!

“I hate furry things. I hate them. They’re loud. They’re obnoxious. They eat too much. They poop everywhere,” Ian joked. In actuality, nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to Ian’s feelings towards pets. Ian currently has puppies at home, and is a huge proponent of developing ways to tame global pet overpopulation so that cats and dogs don’t go abandoned.

“No, they’re amazing,” Ian continued. “Yeah, I rescued a dog. I found her two blocks from here. She’d already been hit and rolled by cars and fences. She was in bad shape. And so sweet and beautiful … I have six dogs in my living room and two cats. I think I’m officially a hoarder.” Well, if you’re going to hoard anything, anI, it might as well be puppies!

Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert) was also on hand to tease with WCCB anchor Morgan Fogarty. Check out her awesome reaction to the news that TVD has recently passed 17 million fans on Facebook: “Whoa, I had no idea. 17 million? Well, I have a Facebook account, too, so some of those people can come and give me some love on my Facebook account.” Yeah, we love her.

The Vampire Diaries airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.