District Attorney Press Release


NEWS RELEASE: Simply Country case resolved

Nevada City—Cliff Newell, Nevada County District Attorney, announced today:
On December 27, 2017, Nick Chittock of Simply Country Feed Store entered a “no contest” plea to single misdemeanor count of Penal Code section 597l(a), failing to provide adequate care for some of the chickens he kept for sale. The initial complaint filed by the District Attorney’s Office alleged a felony cruelty charge based on the thorough investigation by Animal Control Officers and forensic testing of the deceased poultry.   
The negotiated resolution came after Mr. Chittock engaged a commercial poultry expert and agreed to provide a remediation plan to bring Simply Country up to acceptable commercial standards for raising, keeping and selling poultry.  Mr. Chittock will pay a fine, agrees to restitution for related investigative costs and be on summary court probation for 12 months.  During the probation period Nevada County Animal Control Officers will have access to his business to confirm the level of care is up to standard. 

For additional information, please contact our office at:

201 Commercial Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone: 530-265-1301

Fax: 530-478-1871

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