Sweet, approachable, cuddly. Ruger seems like any ordinary dog, but three weeks ago he almost didn't live through the night.

Lost, hurt, and starving, Ruger wandered into a woman's garage in Greeneville. She got in touch with Bright Hope Animal Rescue.

The group is run by Jason and Amanda Hopson. The couple took Ruger home, but after about four hours they thought he was fading away.

"He was cold, he was almost hard, just petting a skeleton with hair on it," said Jason Hopson.

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