Woman Wins Battle for Fence

By: Rae Chelle Davis Email
By: Rae Chelle Davis Email

Topeka, KS (WIBW) - A six foot fence wraps around Jacky Bess' home at 3200 SE Colfax St. Inside the gated area live 14 Rottweilers. Bess has them for security but also to breed.

"I love my home and I love this country but Topeka is really getting on my nerves and I was born and raised here," said Bess.

The City of Topeka received a complaint about Bess' fence. They asked her to lower it to four feet. Bess refused because she was afraid her dogs would get out and possibly hurt the children who attend the school across the street.

"It's to protect the kids and myself. When he (Bess' friend) goes home, who's going to take care of me? My dogs," said Bess.

The City of Topeka took Bess to court. If she lost she could have faced jail time but the judge did not allow that to happen. Instead, she will keep the fence because it is a barrier between her dogs and children.

"It made me happy," said Bess. "I was real happy coming home."


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