However, as the #CleanIndia campaign launches in India, one lucky dog there was really, really happy to get a good cleaning.
The distressed dog was rescued from pool of hot tar after being spotted by a passer-by who contacted Animal Aid Unlimited. It took two days to free the animal from the tar that completely smothered him.
Vegetable oil was massaged into his body to loosen the tar instead of harsh kerosene. He was pulled free and taken to a local shelter.
The dog is now affectionately known as "Tar Baby".