On 5 July 2019 a Bridgewater man pleaded guilty to 4 charges under the Animal Welfare (Dog) Regulations. The matter related to a matter in Hadspen in June 2018 when he left a dog locked in a shed for a number of days. A man has a conviction against his name and was fined $250. RSPCA were awarded $954 costs. This conviction was the first under the Aninal Welfare (Dog) Regulations 2016.