Emily Ewing, Member at Large


Emily graduated from Stone Ridge Christian High School where she took home the honor of Defensive Volleyball Player of the Year during her senior year. Just after graduation and prior to moving to Santa Barbara to attend college at Westmont College, Emily took a week long missionary trip to Rancho De Sus Ninos in Tecate, Mexico. At home, she has 4 rescue dogs (Amber, Archie, Barkley, Dee) and 2 rescue cats (Kitty Carryall, Callie) and they are the joys of her life.

Emily has been an active participant in the rescue scene when she started raising money for animal rescue at the young age of 9 and began hands on volunteering at the age of 11 and got her debut as a Volunteer Foster Coordinator at the age of 13.  By the time she was 17, Emily had raised over $50,000 for animal rescue.  As time passed, rescuing the animals of Merced County quickly turned into my full-time job for her, and while exhausting and difficult, it has become a truly rewarding experience, one she “would not trade for the world.”

On Rescue and R.A.W.R.: “I am a firm believer in being the change that you wish to see in this world.  I've felt that I was called to be a light to the voiceless animals since the day I learned about their fate. They do nothing but bring us joy and companionship and I will continue to fight to keep their tails wagging until their lives aren't being threatened. Euthanasia is simply not the answer. 
I am dedicated the RAWR's mission and I am passionate about connecting people to the area where they can help best in animal rescue. We are in the business of saving lives and it takes a team, working together towards one common goal, with a whole lot of grace and kindness.”