Lynn Reardon

Photo: Matthew Mahon

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Animal Savior
Horse-lover Lynn Reardon leased a pasture for $20 a month and launched LOPE (LoneStar Outreach to Place Ex-Racers), a nonprofit rehabilitation facility and online service that finds new digs for former racehorses, whereas zoologist Laurie Marker is helping the cheetah outrace extinction in Africa.

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