One lucky duck (with photos)

By Jillian Marshall

September 7, 2013 Updated Sep 8, 2013 at 1:13 PM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Ten thousand rubber ducks took over downtown Binghamton Saturday to help raise money for the Broome County Humane Society.

The third annual Duck Derby went off without a hitch, but there was a quack.

Rubber ducks were adopted for $5, giving the buyer a chance to win up to $3,500.

In years past, the rubber ducks were dropped off Court Street Bridge. But this year, the current in the Chenango River was so strong, the Humane Society had to come up with their own 'duck pond.'

The society decided to let three shelter dogs pick the lucky ducks.

Regardless of the change of plans, Executive Director of the Broome County Humane Society, Karen Matson, says it's been the biggest and most successful Duck Derby so far.

"It's very family and pet friendly, a lot of animals that have been adopted from our shelter are here," Matson said. "They're here to support us and find their friends future homes."

Matson says the money raised will be used for veterinary care and food for the animals in the shelter.