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How does it work?
Everyone who adopts a duck, whether online, in the mail, at a Duck Derby booth or in a sponsoring business is entered into what we call E-Quack, a database that stores all of the information. Next to your name in E-Quack is the number of ducks you have adopted. The tag range is entered into E-Quack and all the numbers are shuffled up. Then, E-Quack automatically assigns the number of ducks you have adopted next to Tag Numbers. Thus, if you adopted 5 ducks, your name will be placed next to 5 different Tag Numbers.
What if you have 4,000 Adopted Ducks but you have 5,000 Tagged Ducks on race day?
If all our ducks have not been adopted by Derby Day, it means that a lucky adopter can still adopt up to an hour prior to the Derby. Their names will be placed at random into the mix, next to a number that does not already have a name by it. Anyone can adopt until an hour before the race begins, as long as the Derby is not sold out.
What time is the St. Tammany Duck Derby?
The St. Tammany Duck Derby will run from (time) on Saturday, July 18, 2015 and will take place at Bogue Falaya Park, 213 Park Drive, Covington. The ducks will be launched at 12:00pm. Come and watch 5,000 yellow rubber ducks swim to the finish line to win prizes for their adopters. There will be food, live music and entertainment for all.
How will I know if my duck wins?
The St. Tammany Humane Society will contact you using the information you provided with your duck adoption. You do not need to be present to win.
Are they real ducks or rubber ducks?
Rubber ducks, silly!
Once I adopt a duck, do I get to keep it?
No. After you adopt your duck, the St. Tammany Humane Society will work hard to train, coach, and make sure each one is ready for Derby Day. After the Derby, all of the ducks will fly off to their next race somewhere in the US.
Do I need to be present to win?
No, the winner does not need to be present to win. We do hope you will join us for the festivities though!
Is there an admission fee for the St. Tammany Duck Derby?
No, the Derby is open to the public and will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Bogue Falaya Park, 213 Park Drive, Covington.
Can I adopt ducks on Derby Day?
If all of our 5,000 ducks have not been adopted as of Friday night July 17, 2015, the remaining ducks will be available for adoption on Saturday July 18 until one hour prior to the start of the race.
How do I contact someone at the St. Tammany Humane Society if I have questions or issues that are not answered here?
Please contact us by calling (phone) or email us at volunteers@Sthumane.org with any questions you may have.
Who does the event benefit?
All proceeds from the St. Tammany Duck Derby go towards supporting our mission which is to save the life of every adoptable animal in our community through education, adoption and spay/neuter programs. Please visit our website for more information on our organization and like us on Facebook to stay up to date on our current events and news.