The 9th annual Duck Derby took place Sunday afternoon at Binghamton's Riverwalk.
The Duck Derby which is hosted by the Broome County Humane Society and it is the organizations biggest fundraiser of the year.
Kim Broderick, Fundraising Coordinator for the Broome County Humane Society says the community-oriented event is a great opportunity to bring some of the dogs and cats out from the shelter to meet and greet with community members and possibly find them a new home.
"It's a great feeling they get to see what the dogs are like outside of the shelter, so often they get a little crazy in their cage and don't present themselves the best, so people can get a chance to interact see how their personality blossoms when they're in an outdoor setting and get to meet all sorts of new people," says Broderick.
BC Humane Society sold 10,000 rubber ducks and whichever duck came in first the owner went home with a $5,000 first-place prize.
All of the money raised from today's derby went directly to the BC Humane Society to benefit the furry friends at the shelter.