WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — As we spend the day loving on our fur babies for National Dog Day, a Triad animal shelter received a national award. 

For the past year, Forsyth Humane Society has increased their save rate from 36 percent to 71 percent - that 35 percent increase was recognized by the Best Friend Animal Society. 

Today, the organization awarded the shelter $16,000 to increase the number of pet lives being saved. 

The shelter says their next goal is a 90 percent save rate by 2023. 

NATIONAL DOG DAY | Because life just wouldn't be the same without them! Let's see those stinkers! 🐕❤ https://on.wfmy.com/2MCDVIA

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