Bell Tower, long known as Southwest Florida’s dog-friendly destination, is switching up species for a day.

On Saturday, June 15, Bell Tower is hosting a “Kitten Shower,” which will feature games, giveaways and adorable kittens that are up for adoption. The goal is to raise money and supplies for the Gulf Coast Humane Society, a local shelter that rescues animals, provides care and finds forever homes for dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals.

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, which coincides with the time of year when cats give birth to more kittens and flood local shelters and rescue organizations. The Gulf Coast Humane Society has found new homes for dozens of cats and kittens in recent weeks.

Kitten Shower attendees are asked to bring much-needed supplies for the Humane Society, including kitten milk replacer (KMR Formula), Royal Canin kitten wet food, small rugs and beds, litter pans or cardboard box lids, cat and kitten toys, top-loading pet carriers, small food and water bowls, Dawn dish soap and paper towels. Guests who bring cat supplies or donate $5 to the Gulf Coast Humane Society will have an opportunity to guess how many kitty toys are in the jar, and one lucky winner will receive a Bell Tower Experience Package, which includes exclusive offerings from Bell Tower’s dynamic array of retail, restaurant and entertainment destinations.

The Kitten Shower will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 at Bell Tower, 13499 S. Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers. Sponsors for the Kitten Shower include 96.9 WINK FM, Trader Rick’s, Burntwood Tavern, Society and Norman Love Confections.

For those that prefer puppies over kittens, Bell Tower also will host its monthly Yappy Hour dog-friendly event, which has a Father’s Day theme, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 14. Pet owners are encouraged to dress their pups in stereotypical dad attire and enter a costume contest. Proceeds from Yappy Hour also benefit Gulf Coast Humane Society.

About Gulf Coast Humane Society

Gulf Coast Humane Society is a regional organization dedicated to helping companion pets find their forever homes, no matter how long it takes. GCHS provides an adoption center, spay-neuter and veterinary clinic, as well as education and awareness to the public about the welfare of homeless pets. GCHS’ mission is to care for companion pets in need by offering safe refuge, providing medical care and facilitating adoptions. GCHS promotes the concept the “Adopt, Don’t Shop” and help educate the community about proper and responsible animal care, while providing quality, affordable veterinary care.

About Bell Tower

Bell Tower is a landmark shopping, dining and entertainment destination centrally located in Fort Myers, Florida. The open-air center offers fine retail shops including eclectic boutiques and shopping favorites Williams-Sonoma, Chico’s, White House | Black Market, Victoria’s Secret, Pink, Talbots, francesca’s and Ulta. Exceptional shopping is complemented by distinctive restaurants: DaRuMa Japanese Steak House, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, Blue Pointe Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill, Cantina Laredo, Mimi’s Café, T.G.I. Friday’s, Society and World of Beer. Bell Tower also is home to Dave & Buster’s, The Fresh Market, Bed Bath & Beyond and a 20-screen Regal Cinema complex. A community partner and pet-friendly destination, Bell Tower Shops hosts special events throughout the year, including concerts, fundraisers, art fairs and more. Visit www.TheBellTowerShops.com for more information.

About Madison Marquette

Madison Marquette is a leading private real estate investment manager, developer, operator and service provider headquartered in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1992, the company’s reputation is built on the successful development, repositioning and redevelopment of commercial mixed-use assets in major gateway and emerging high-growth markets throughout the United States. Madison Marquette partners with global institutional and private investors to achieve industry-leading investment performance across asset classes. In addition, the firm provides integrated management and leasing services to many of the most sophisticated institutional owners in the industry. On behalf of owners and investors, Madison Marquette provides insight, and often innovative incorporation of retail, that results in high-performing and unique real estate destinations that add long-term value to their communities. Current high-profile projects include The Wharf in Washington, D.C., the redevelopment of the Asbury Park waterfront in New Jersey and Pacific Place in Seattle, WA. The firm covers major U.S. markets through its primary offices in Washington, D.C., New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Fort Lauderdale.  Madison Marquette is a member of the Capital Guidance global group of companies. For more information, visit www.MadisonMarquette.com.