Just ask this good Samaritan:
"A Kalama reached into a tank of sewage to rescue a dog that had jumped inside. The officer, Jeff Skeie, was able to grab the sinking dog by the ear Tuesday and pull it out by the scruff of its neck. He had waste only on the sleeves of his uniform until the dog gave itself a vigorous shake, spraying him head-to-toe with sewage."
Hey! It's kind of like the Illinois legislature and Rod Blagojevich, innit?