Credit: Photo: Ian Somerhalder Snuggles Up with His Cat Moke
Although we could never see Damon hosting an event supporting abandoned animals (he’d most likely eat them instead), Ian Somerhalder spent this past Saturday, November 13 doing just that. Ian hosted Unleashed: Bash on the Bayou, an event supporting  St. Tammany Humane Society in Louisiana. Money was raised through various avenues, including a silent auction and private donations.

For those in attendance, there was plenty of opportunity for one-on-one time with the hottest vamp we know. And, as if simply being in his presence wasn’t enough, 40 attendees who donated $1,000 or more were allowed access to a private champagne party with Ian. (Champagne + Ian? We die.) In the midst of all the action, the Executive Director of St. Tammany presented Somerhalder with a check for more than $11,000 raised by TVD fans from the Ian Somerhalder’s Birthday Project. This money will go toward St. Tammany as well.

Are you devastated because you weren’t able to participate this year? Don’t fret — you can always go next year! The date for the 2nd Annual Unleashed Bash is set for November 12, 2011. We’re already saving our pennies in hopes of sharing a champagne toast with Mr. Smolder-hotter.