[Congressional Record Volume 168, Number 120 (Wednesday, July 20, 2022)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E763-E764]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                            HON. SCOTT PERRY

                            of pennsylvania

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, July 20, 2022

  Mr. PERRY. Madam Speaker, I am honored to recognize Ms. Janine Guido 
for her tireless, selfless, and relentless commitment to the protection 
and rescue of animals in and outside of our community.
  Janine grew up around avid horse-riders--where her affection and love 
for animals and all wildlife began. When her family built their 18-acre 
horse farm in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, she and her sister not only 
trained the horses, but also gave lessons/taught other children the 
joys and value of horses. Though horses were her main focus, her heart 
also led her to rescue myriad stray, injured, and unwanted animals in 
her free time.
  In 2011, after several knee injuries that made it impossible to 
train/ride horses anymore, Janine turned her focus fulltime to rescuing 
animals. Using the family's farm as her home base, Janine went on to 
save numerous

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creatures--dogs, horses, goats, and cows, for starters. In the Spring 
of 2012, she began the process of establishing an official, non-profit 
Animal Rescue organization named ``Speranza''--the Italian word for 
``hope''--which is now known around the world.
  Janine is passionate about rescuing and rehabilitating animals--
particularly those deemed ``lost causes.'' She ensures that not only do 
these special creatures get a second chance at life, but that they 
truly learn the meaning of friendship, acceptance, trust, and love. Any 
animal that is, has been, or will be in Janine's care--which in some 
cases even means at the tragic moment of their last breaths in her 
arms--will know how much they're loved, cared for, and how much their 
lives mattered.
  Janine's tireless support by her loving family and longtime boyfriend 
continue to allow her not only to realize her life's work, but to give 
100 percent of her time, heart, and soul to this critical mission. She 
has set the standard not only for the numerous volunteers and good 
Samaritans who selflessly give of their time and/or treasure to share 
in this calling, but for all of us to follow.
  I am humbled and honored to recognize and commend Ms. Janine Guido 
and Speranza Animal Rescue of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, on the 
auspicious occasion of their 10th Anniversary, and dedication to, 
support, and protection of our creatures great and small. I wish her 
Godspeed as she continues these spectacular and meaningful adventures.