Frank Weller

As founder of E.A.R.S., the Equine Angels Rescue Sanctuary, based in New Milford, Connecticut, Frank Weller has led his volunteers in rescuing more than 250 Premarin horses from Canada since the charity formed in 2003. These foals are usually slaughtered, as they are seen as by-products of mares bred to create human hormone replacement therapy medications by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals for nearly 70 years. True West honored Frank for his work as a horse advocate in 2009’s Best of the West Source Book.