More than 1,600 animal welfare professionals, advocates and volunteers dedicated to the no-kill movement of companion and homeless animals, as well as experts in animal care and behavior, gathered in Atlanta for the annual Best Friends National Conference
. Held July 16–19, at Cobb Galleria Centre and Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel, the event included more than 70 education sessions and a lively exhibit hall. Animal-loving attendees interacted with Click!, a conference app game in which they could upload conference photos to earn points, vying for free registration to the 2016 conference. Networking activities included a Yappy Hour social, morning stretch in the Galleria Gardens and toy-making community service projects to benefit two county animal shelters.
Photos by Chris Savas for Best Friends Animal Society