BLOOD was spilled at the St Mary's polling place in Beaudesert this morning.
Volunteer Wesley Walker was handing out how-to-vote cards for Fraser Anning's Conservative Party candidate Rod Smith accompanied by his Jack Russell puppy when he was attacked by a rottweiler.
Mr Walker said the animal was off leash and unaccompanied when it went to engage with the smaller dog, Storm.
"I was protecting my dog,and the rottweiler got my finger, he's taken the skin off to the bone," he said.
"The ambulance came and got me and I am just so thankful to the other volunteers who stepped in to help, especially the lady from the LNP."
Alice Warby was the lady who scooped up little Storm and made sure he was safe`
"I held the puppy in my arms until we found a play pen to keep him safe until Wes came back from the hospital," she said.
"He's only a puppy and you could see he was terrified."
Mr Walker went to Beaudesert Hospital where he received treatment and was back at his post after about an hour and a half. There was a visible trail of blood on the street and near the polling area.
Witnesses said someone had retrieved the rottweiler but the owners had not been identified.