Press Release

BJ's Wholesale Club Donates $10,000 to Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue

November 14, 2017 9:30 AM EST

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 14, 2017 -- BJ's Wholesale Club today announced that it has donated $10,000 to the Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue (MAGSR). The donation from BJ's Charitable Foundation® was presented to the shelter along with $500 worth of Berkley Jensen® pet products.

"At BJ's, we're committed to keeping families – including our pets – happy and healthy," said Kirk Saville, executive director of the BJ's Charitable Foundation. "BJ's is proud to support local organizations like Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue that help place dogs into loving homes."

At today's check presentation, President Monty Moore of MAGSR accepted the donation from Rich Amigone, general manager of the BJ's Wholesale Club in Westminster.

"The Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue is humbly honored to have been chosen by BJ's Wholesale Club as their charity recipient and for their support with pet products," said Monty Moore, president of MAGSR. "We will use BJ's donation to continue providing a second chance to German Shepherd dogs and German Shepherd mixes by rescuing, rehabilitating, nurturing, training and healing dogs that have been abused, abandoned, neglected, lost, strayed or surrendered. A heartfelt thank you to BJ's Wholesale Club from all the volunteers and dogs of MAGSR."

The company recently hosted The Great Pet Search, a pet photo contest giving shoppers the opportunity to submit a photo of their cat and dog for a chance to win to win a year's supply of Berkley Jensen® cat or dog food and become the face of BJ's pet marketing materials. The winning dog, Bandit, was a rescue from MAGSR.

BJ's offers a large selection of leading pet food brands and varieties and is committed to providing the best quality, value and assortment through its exclusive Berkley Jensen® line of dog, cat and bird food.

Members can shop a variety of pet products from nutritional foods and treats, to flea and tick prevention, to accessories such as beds and travel accessories. The variety of products caters both to budgets and a pet's specific needs.

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About BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.
Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ's is the leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. The company currently operates 215 clubs and 133 BJ's Gas® locations in 16 states.

BJ's provides a one-stop shopping destination filled with top-quality, leading brands, including its exclusive Wellsley Farms® and Berkley Jensen® brands, along with USDA Choice meats, premium produce and delicious organics, many in supermarket sizes. BJ's is also the only major membership warehouse club to accept all manufacturers' coupons and, for greater convenience, offers the most payment options.

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BJ's is wholly owned by affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners, CVC Capital Partners and its management team.

About Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue
Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue (MAGSR) is dedicated to German Shepherds and German Shepherd mixes. MAGSR is dedicated to rehabilitating and providing a second chance to German shepherds and shepherd mixes that have been abandoned, abused, lost, strayed, or surrendered. Through community outreach events around the Mid-Atlantic region, the organization teaches and encourages responsible pet ownership and pet population control. The all-volunteer organization works diligently to locate loving and responsible owners who wish to make their new dog(s) members of their family -- forever. MAGSR remains committed to helping end the needless overpopulation, death, abuse, and neglect of dogs in our area and in improving the lives of the dogs as well as their new owners. For more information, visit
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