Credit: MostBeautifulMan.com Photo: Ian Somerhalder Models with a Pup
Everyone wants a chance to cozy up to Ian Somerhalder (Damon) in the flesh, right? If you don’t, you probably aren’t human. Either that or you’re a dude. But we digress.

As you likely already know, Ian has been a loyal proponent of no-kill animal shelters for a long time. To that end, he will be acting as Chairman for “Unleashed! Bash of The Bayou,” an event benefiting St. Tammany Humane Society in his native New Orleans on November 13, 2010.

The Cajun-themed affair will feature live music, dancing, an open bar, a silent auction, and grub from some of New Orleans’ best restaurants. Aside from having the opportunity to donate to an amazing cause, you’ll also have the opportunity to hang out with Mr. Somerhalder. No, we’re not lying.

Advance tickets cost $60. Unfortunately for some of us, we won’t be able to get over to New Orleans. But fear not — you can still donate to the shelter and receive an autographed picture from the sexy beast himself! Hmm... a clear conscious AND a signed picture of Ian? We’re not sure we could ask for anything more.

Source: VampireEyesOnlineSource.com