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George W. Harding, IV, MBA, CAWA


Manager, Antioch Animal Services

George has been in the animal care and control field for 25 years and is currently the Animal Services Manager for the City of Antioch, California. Prior to joining Antioch Animal Services, George was the Executive Director of the National Animal Care & Control Association, and the Manager of Animal Control for the City of Lee’s Summit, Missouri. George holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Conservation Enforcement, and a Master of Business Administration degree.  George is also a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) by the Association of Animal Welfare Administrators.


Throughout his career, George has been very active in representing animal care and control professionals on the national, regional and state levels. George served 12 years on the Missouri Animal Control Association Board of Directors, with two terms as President, one as Vice-President, and one as the Conference Coordinator. George is also a past NACA Board Member, a past Board Advisor to Shelter Animals Count (SAC), a past Board Member of the National Coalition on Violence Against Animals (NCOVAA), a past Board Member for the Missouri Department of Agriculture Animal Care Facilities Act Advisory Committee, and was appointed by Missouri Governor, Jay Nixon, as a member of the Missouri Spay/Neuter Fund Board. George is currently the leader of the Animal Care and Control On-Point Committee for the Association of Animal Welfare Administrators.

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