Paws 4 a Cause is the Annual Ian Somerhalder Birthday Project to support St Tammany Humane Society and Ian Somerhalder Foundation.

We are branching out and hoping to reach for a new following, as well as provide a backup source for information about our cause when other venues are not available.

23rd February 2011


TVD Books Autographed by LJ Smith

A few weeks ago, we announced that LJ Smith has pledged her support for Paws 4 a Cause, aka The Ian Somerhalder Birthday Project. She promised to donate autographed books and many other items so that we may auction them off on Ebay to raise funds for the cause. I received my first shipment of books from Ms Smith and have officially launched the incredible first auction. This includes the following:

In this collection you will receive four books, two of which are very rare hardback editions of the series. The other two books are soft cover. The books have never been read and there is only a few minor scuffles or very light “scratches” on the book sleeves or covers. The books you will be receiving are:
  • The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening & The Struggle (softcover)
  • The Vamprie Diaries: The Fury & Dark Reunion (softcover)
  • The Vampire Diaries: The Return - Nightfall (hardcover)
  • The Vampire Diaries: The Return - Shadow Souls (hardcover)
Inside the books all read the same message from L.J. Smith: "Happy Reading! All Best Wishes! LJ Smith 02/12/2011" These autographs ARE AUTHENTIC and you can find proof of such at L.J. Smith’s Blog on her official website. Click here to read!

Click HERE to view the auction and place your bids. Remember, proceeds go to St Tammany Humane Society & Ian Somerhalder Foundation, as well as New Zealand Earthquake Red Cross Relief via Paws 4 a Cause.

LJSmith01 LJSmith02 LJSmith03 LJSmith04 LJSmith05 LJSmith06 LJSmith6 LJSmith08 LJSmith09 LJSmith10

Tagged: Ian Somerhalder Birthday ProjectIan Somerhalder FoundationSt Tammany Humane SocietyNew Zealand Red CrossNew Zealand Earthquake


19th February 2011

Post with 2 notes

Chicago Masquerade Ball

Life is a masquerade!

So, let’s have a ball!

"Chicago celebrates Mardi Gras"

  You are invited to our French Quarter for a night out to support the St. Tammany Humane Society of Covington Louisiana.

  The St. Tammany Humane Society is the only non-profit animal sheltering and welfare organization serving St. Tammany parish, they rely primarily on the assistance of the community to care for the more than 1,000 orphaned pets that enter the shelter each year. Since 1953, the St. Tammany Humane Society has been serving the unwanted, neglected, abandoned, and abused animals of the gulf coast, including all the animals affected by Hurricane Katrina and The BP Gulf Oil Spill.

  Please join us to help support and raise money to continue to care for them !

  Friday March 11th, 2011 

Bohica Bar & Grill


5518 S. Archer Ave

Chicago, IL 60638

$ 20.00 Donation at the door will get you in and two free drinks

 Live music, Guest DJ’s , dancing , cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres

Raffles, Prizes and Beads freely dispensed !!!

Please be apart of this great cause !

Laissez les bons temps rouler

If you can’t join us, then please donate:

ALL proceeds go directly to STHS

Tagged: St Tammany Human Society

18th February 2011

Post with 3 notes

Ian Somerhalder Supports Paws 4 a Cause

On February 4th and February 7th, Paws 4 a Cause experienced a little excitement. Ian Somerhalder not only RTed some of our tweets, but he has thanks us for everything that we are doing.  Here are screenshots of the tweets (and tweets he responded to immediately after his tweets to us directly).

It was a very exciting few days, to say the least.

Thank you, Ian, for your on-going support.  The fact that you showed that you know what we are up to and support it means the world to myself, my team and especially your fans.

By thanking Paws 4 a Cause, Ian in fact reached out to everyone who has supported us thus far.  He sends his thanks and appreciation to everyone who is helping us make a difference in the world for the animals.  And I join him in saying “THANK YOU!”  We really can’t do this without all of you!

Ian Somerhalder Tweets P4aC

Tagged: Ian SomerhalderIan Somerhalder FoundationSt Tammany Humane SocietyPaws 4 a CauseTwitter


18th February 2011

Post with 2 notes

LJ Smith Supports Paws 4 a Cause

I am beyond pleased and excited about this special announcment. I have recently been in touch with L.J. Smith, the creator of The Vampire Diaries series and she is more than willing to help us with our cause.

As it turns out, Lisa has a soft spot for our furry friends. She told me about her dream home and her plans to adopt as many animals as she can so that they don’t have to live in an animal shelter or be put at risk to be euthanised.

This lady has a HUGE heart and I’m so thrilled to have her as a supporter. She has agreed to do a post on her site about our cause (which is done, you can view it here) as well as send to me some autographed and rare items for us to auction on ebay.

Here is an excerpt from her blog post:

I came across a wonderful new project last week. Anybody who knows me knows my love for animals, and I got an email from Natalie Gould, who runs a fansite for the Vampire Diaries TV series ( To quote her, “Back in September 2010, I began a birthday project for Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore on the show), to raise funds for a no-kill animal shelter located in Ian’s hometown of Covington, Louisiana.”

Well, how could I resist? I love animals, and I love Damon, and I love Ian Somerhalder’s performance of Damon (yes, even before I read an article and heard of another in which he said that he and Paul Wesley had read some of The Vampire Diaries books to get in character).

As soon as I get the first delivery of items from her, I will begin our new set of ebay auctions.

Special thank you to Lisa for being so kind, generous and willing to help us.

And to the rest of you, please stand by for further announcements in regards to the ebay auctions!

Tagged: LJ SmithIan SomerhalderIan Somerhalder FoundationSt Tammany Humane SocietyPaws 4 a Cause

18th February 2011

Video with 2 notes

"Through The Eyes of a Child" - A child connects and plays with a stray dog that her family discovered recently. They are currently caring for this loveable pit bull, who has nothing but love to share and give, until space can be made available at St Tammany Humane Society.

This is one of the reasons why public donations are so very important. Because this dog is a Pit Bull, if she were brought to any other shelter, she would likely be euthanised because of her breed. At St Tammany Humane Society, she would actually stand a chance to find a forever home.

To adopt a pet so space can clear up to bring “Pit” there, visit

Paws 4 a Cause is the Annual Ian Somerhalder Birthday Project.

Tagged: Ian SomerhalderIan Somerhalder FoundationSt Tammany Humane SocietyPaws 4 a Cause

18th February 2011

Link with 2 notes

Ian's Wooden Bracelet Replica →

Indian Rosewood BraceletYou know that wooden beads bracelet Ian Somerhalder has been seen wearing?  You can know get one of your very own!

Head over to BlueEydDesigns to get one of your very own with proceeds going to support Paws 4 a Cause.

Tagged: Ian SomerhalderIan Somerhalder FoundationSt Tammany Humane SocietyPaws 4 a Cause

18th February 2011

Link with 1 note

One Time Donations →

You can now do a one time donation to the cause via paypal through us here at tumblr.  Visit the link in this post ( and enter our email address as the receipient (  To make sure that we do not lose any parts of your donation to paypal fees, please mark the donation as a “gift”.  Thank you!

18th February 2011

Link with 1 note

Autographed The Vampire Diaries Photo →

Bid now on an autographed photo featuring the cast of The Vampire Diaries.  Proceeds go to St Tammany Humane Society & Ian Somerhalder Foundation.  Don’t miss out!

18th February 2011

Post with 1 note

Shop With Us: Cafe Press Store

Make sure you head over to our Cafe Press store.  Commission earned from the shop go to the cause.  You can get Paws 4 a Cause logo items as well as our very own exclusive line of Team TVD products!

Paws 4 a Cause @ Cafe Press

Tagged: Ian SomerhalderIan Somerhalder FoundationPaws 4 a CauseSt Tammany Humane Society