From the Back Cover
Equine Angels is a celebration of the journey of horses and foals saved from slaughter. Accompanied by more than 130 stunning full-color photographs, it tells the surprising and moving stories of how these foals have changed the lives of the human families who adopt them—for the rescuers are often the ones rescued when opening their hearts to an unwanted foal.The foals' story begins from birth with their majestic mares on the vast plains of Canada. The mares are kept pregnant because their urine will then contain estrogen, a vital ingredient for a hormone replacement therapy drug called "Premarin". The Pregnant Mares' Urine, PMU, is often collected in harsh conditions for the mares and when the foal is born it is frequently considered an innocent but disposable by-product of the process. What happens next to the foals, who might otherwise go to slaughter, is the heartwarming subject of this book. What happens to people along that rescue path, is the magical soul of this book.The photographs and stories feature ruggedly beautiful horses in their natural splendor that transform from once-wild creatures into loving and intelligent companions, bonding with their human families. Included are stories of successes great and small: foals growing up to be national competitors, therapy helpers, and members of families that are healed by the love of a horse.Uplifting, with gorgeous photography, Equine Angels will inspire, delight, and teach life lessons through the wisdom received when connecting with these noble equine souls. Enjoy the rescue journey and see how "rescues rescue us"!Inside the book you will find: Over 130 sumptuous color photos showing horses with a rare rugged beautyThe story of how these foals have changed the lives of the people who rescue them and shows how they bond, uplift, heal and enrich families who adopt themThe transformation of once-wild creatures into loving companions and teachers of wisdom through life's lessonsAddresses an issue that frequently captures headlinesThe heartwarming journey of mares and foals saved from the brink of slaughter to become athletes, therapy-givers, and healing family members
About the Author
Frank Weller received the American Red Cross Hero Award in April 2007 for work on PMU foal rescue. He is the founder of the Equine Angels Rescue Sanctuary (EARS), a nonprofit organization that saves horses from slaughter by helping them get adopted into loving homes. A filmmaker by training, he has long been passionate about volunteer organizations, having worked as a producer and volunteer for AmeriCares, the international relief organization, and Special Olympics International. Frank lives in New Milford, Connecticut.