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The Surprising Real-Life Rescue Made By The Cast Of Better Call Saul

Following one of the greatest television shows of all time seems like an impossible undertaking, but "Better Call Saul" quickly garnered the same widespread critical acclaim as its predecessor, "Breaking Bad." The spin-off prequel is heading into its sixth and final season as Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) inches closer and closer to his full-blown transformation into his over-the-top criminal lawyer persona Saul Goodman.

With Season 6 just on the horizon, many fans are wondering how the character's shifty motives will come into play in the show's final storylines. Fans are particularly concerned about Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn), who was once the show's moral compass, as she dives headfirst into the dangerous, destructive world that her husband becomes increasingly wrapped up in.

In real life, of course, the cast of "Better Call Saul" doesn't resemble their shady on-screen counterparts. After all, can you imagine Season 5 Kim Wexler taking in a stray dog and assisting in her nine-hour birth?

The Better Call Saul cast rescued a pregnant dog

In a Zoom interview with the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, the cast of "Better Call Saul" recalled how they wound up with nine furry "souvenirs." They explained that a pregnant stray dog had wandered on set while filming in New Mexico and stole their hearts. Bob Odenkirk said that the dog was "in a dangerous place" and that she was presumably left to die.

"She came to our set every day for food and water, and then Rhea (Seehorn) and I and Patrick (Fabian) brought the dog back to our place," he said.

Seehorn added that the dog was "desperate" to find comfort, and they took her in and named her Lucky. The name is fitting, as she went into labor soon after joining the "Better Call Saul" family — and Seehorn helped deliver her puppies. She explained that it was a long, chaotic process with on-and-off help from friends and plenty of phone calls for support.

While Seehorn isn't switching into the dog midwife business, she was happy to share that all nine dogs survived and were later adopted into loving families. Fabian adopted Lucky and the runt of the litter, Star, and even brought them on-screen while the cast shared their story.