In order to help promote adoptions and celebrate Star Wars Day, the members of the 501st Legion: Capital City Garrison spent a little time with the Ottawa Humane Society’s adoptable pets.

Photo by Rohit Saxena

The 501st Legion is an international community that focuses on screen-accurate cosplay of Star Wars villains, which fits right in with our theme this month! These particular villains are cuddling up with some of the adoptable pets available at the shelter, showing that even villains have a soft spot for our furry friends.

Photo by Rohit Saxena

I knew Stormtroopers had to be good at something. Aim obviously isn’t that something, but loving an adorable critter… looks like they’ve got that down!

Photo by Rohit Saxena

Do these pictures make you want to run out and adopt a pet of your very own? Find a rescue near you!

Photos by Rohit Saxena

Via LaughingSquid