Our Mission

We believe it is our moral responsibility protect/improve the lives of animals in our care and to place them in loving permanent homes.​

We can help the animals in our care by providing necessary medical care, sterilizations, consistent training, and a safe and healthy environment with unconditional love. These are critical for ensuring we set them up for future successes.​

We are committed to working collectively with others who share our dedication and passion for the voiceless.

We are committed to helping our Community Members by providing food/supply assistance, education on the importance of pet sterilization, responsible pet ownership, disease control, humane treatment of animals, and resources to assist with a variety of challenges faced as a pet owner.

Help Support Meriden Humane Society by entering the Duck Race for a chance to win $5,000 cash!

$5 per duck race entry

50% of funds go back to Meriden Humane Society

Meriden Humane Society

$5 per duck race entry

50% of funds go back to the nonprofit


What Can Your Duck Win?

1st Prize - $5,000 plus 10 other prize packages valued over $10,500!

Click to view all prizes

Click to Enter

What Is Duck Day?

Over the past 15 years, the annual Duck Race and Festival has taken place downtown Naugatuck with over 5,000 attendees. Duck Day created a fun-filled day where family and friends gathered, enjoyed great music, tasted yummy food, shopped talented crafters and business vendors, played games and rode carnival rides! All while they waited to watch the highly anticipated Duck Race, as thousands of rubber ducks were dropped by a payloader down the Naugatuck River and raced to the finish line with the first prize of $5,000 CASH!   

This year we are going virtual!  On Friday, June 4th at 4 PM we will release our first ever Virtual Duck Day Movie! Family and Friends can gather to see the excitement of Duck Day and find out who the top ten winners are!  1st Prize is $5,000 Cash with 10 other great prize packages valued at $500+ each.

All entries must be submitted by Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 by 11:59 PM to be entered to win. Chamber employees are not eligible to win.  Chances in winning depends on number of entries. All entries must be over 16 years of age.