Meet Sprite, who's been less than spritely lately due to severely infected ears. Sprite is highly allergic to grain, which has triggered terrible ear infections over a period of many years. Sadly, the ears cannot be saved, such that he is now a candidate for TECA (total ear canal ablation surgery). We are urgently in need of donations to fund this $5000.00 procedure, which is the only possibility now of relieving poor Sprite's pain. Spite is an older dog now, estimated to be around 10. He has been neutered, microchipped, is current on all shots and has tested negative for heartworm. Sprite is in need of a foster home in which to recover from surgery on his first ear once done, following which surgery will be undertaken on the second ear. We prefer to keep Sprite in one of the boroughs of NYC, as his surgery will be performed at Manhattan's Animal Medical Center. If you are able to foster Sprite, please click here to submit an online application or email to request one. We are also accepting donations towards his care via PayPal to recipient ... Please help poor Sprite find a spring in his step again. Donations are urgently needed and are tax-deductible given our status as a 501c.