Big Dog Fat Cat KDW Tournament kicks off at Sailfish Marina

The Big Dog Fat Cat KDW Tournament kicked off Saturday morning at 6:30 at Sailfish Marina. 

The tournament is in its 5th year and it's to help benefit several local charities, groups and organizations in the area.

Group leaders said 180 boats had registered for the tournament.

The vast majority of the proceeds from the Big Dog Fat Cat KDW Shootout will help our local pet population by donating proceeds to the Big Dog Ranch Rescue and Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center.

Rescue workers said that each year approximately 3.7 million dogs and cats are euthanized in our nation's shelters because of a down economy.