My dog was attacked by a large dog and needed emergency surgery and is still needing ongoing wound care. How long do I have to demand reimbursement from the owner of the attacking dog? How long can I give them to reimburse? I want to be reasonable, but I don't want to provide too long a period of and miss an opportunity to file in small claims court if he never pays. What is the statute of limitations to file in small claims court from the date of the incident? Is there a requirement to demand payment within a certain amount of days? I am holding off because my dog's wound is still needing care so the costs are not final yet.