CONCORD, N.C. -- A Concord police officer sustained a "significant injury" to her hand after she was bitten by a dog on Monday, according to a press release from Concord Police.

Police said the incident happened around 10:30 a.m. when Julia Soares was attacked by the dog in the yard of a residence located in the 200 block of Clintwood Drive. Soares was at that location to serve an arrest warrant when the dog attacked one of the officers.

Soares was transported to CMC-Northeast and CMC-Main for further treatment, police said. She was released from the hospital Tuesday but a portion of her right thumb was severed and was not able to be medically reattached.

Doctors told Concord Police that Soares is expected to make a full recovery.