SECAUCUS -- Nearly 100 domesticated ducks that officials say were illegally released in New Jersey are expected to be available for adoption early next week.

Tamala Lester, the founder of the Barnyard Sanctuary in Knowlton Township, tells The Record  that she's received more than 100 offers to adopt the 92 Khaki Campbell ducks. They'll be available on Aug. 8 after they have been in quarantine for three weeks.

Authorities say they don't have new information into the investigation, which started last month, after a report of ducks being released into the Hackensack River. Many were found in the grass outside of the Mill Creek Mall in Secaucus.

Lester says each duck will be available for a $20 adoption fee.

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