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Success! Ian Somerhalder Secures Land for Animal Sanctuary

By Ali Berman, Ecorazzi

1591 days ago   Article ID# 1757219
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Ian Somerhalder Foundation Sanctuary

MIAMI, FLORIDA (Ecorazzi) - We bet Ian Somerhalder slept well last night. After months of raising funds and worrying about securing the plot of land, the actor has reached a deal to save the ISF sanctuary.

For those who missed it on Friday, the land they wanted for the sanctuary was in danger of being turned into a business park and transfer station. Somerhalder called the twitterverse into action and did his own behind closed doors negotiations.

We’re not sure what the deal is exactly, or what the tough decision was, but we’re thrilled that the sanctuary is moving forward. Of course the sanctuary still needs approval from the zoning board tonight, but unless they want all of the star’s fans writing in with complaints, it should be granted.

This sanctuary will bring together bullied animals and bullied kids to help heal one another. The Ian Somerhalder Foundation writes on their site, “ISF intends on creating a safe haven for all the outcasted [sic] animals that have been neglected, mistreated and ultimately misunderstood. Some may see the potential in an abused animal as ending at the animal’s personal rehabilitation. In our eyes, this is just the beginning. What if ISF provided opportunities for these misfit creatures to continue their emotional journey alongside others who were hurting from a life filled with dejection?

“We know in our hearts that animals and bullies share common emotional baggage. For example, an abused and neglected pitbull has the power to transform a school bully into a compassionate leader with a shift in benevolent consciousness. While both the dog and the bully are refused the opportunity to demonstrate their true potential within their daily lives, a healing and educational journey side by side has the power to manifest massive changes in perspective. We will bring the bruised together as a family to learn just how unique — and just very the same — we all are…and how if we unite…we are NOT the outcasted, we ARE the UNSTOPPABLE.”

A mission to help animals and people? Sounds like a win win to us. Congrats to the ISF team for their hard work. This big dream will soon become a reality.

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Updated 1591 days ago   Article ID# 1757219

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