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Concord officer loses portion of thumb in dog bite while serving warrant

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CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) -

A Concord officer who was hospitalized after being bitten by a dog Monday morning, losing a part of her thumb, is back home recovering.

Concord police say around 10:30 Officer Julia Soares was attempting to serve an arrest warrant to someone in the 200 block of Clintwood Drive when a dog in the yard attacked her. A portion of Soares' right thumb was severed and was not able to be reattached.

The officer went to Carolinas Medical Center-northeast for treatment and was expected to be transferred to CMC-Main for further treatment. 

Deputies are investigating the incident. 

"The officer is in stable condition and medical staff are hopeful that she will make a full recovery," police say. 

Soares has been with the department for two years and is assigned to the Baker District.

The Department said Tuesday that they look forward to having Soares back soon. 

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