by Emily Klehm
Carolyn “Nicky” Ratliff retired as Executive Director of the Humane Society of Carroll County after 32 years of service. Ms. Ratliff has been working in the field of animal control and welfare since 1973. Through the years Ms. Ratliff has influenced passage of numerous positive animal welfare laws and regulations. She was the President of her state’s association of animal control agencies and humane organizations—PAWS of Maryland—for 20 years and currently serves as its Treasurer. Ms. Ratliff also currently serves as an Advisory Board member of Days End Farm Horse Rescue.