Kirstie Alley’s Dog Recovering from Surgery

Kirstie Alley and her dog May

Courtesy Kirstie Alley; Inset: Lester Cohen/WireImage)

updated 10/17/2012 AT 12:00 PM ET

originally published 10/17/2012 AT 10:50 AM ET

She avoided elimination on Dancing with the Stars Tuesday night, but Kirstie Alley isn’t all smiles.

The actress’s adored Corgi May has undergone a risky surgery and is beginning the slow process of recovery.

“Thank you all for your votes and working so hard on our behalf!!!! May I ask one more favor? My dog May needs your prayers,” she Tweeted on Tuesday. “She just came out of a difficult surgery 20 minutes ago She is my beloved.”

Throughout the night the actress posted updates about her dog’s delicate condition. “May came out of the anesthetic well her vital signs are good your prayers are working,” she Tweeted.

By Wednesday morning, things continued to look good. “The May Report: Her vital signs are good pink gums sleeping peacefully recovering as hoped,” she said. “Not out of the woods yet. Prayers working :)”

As Alley’s Twitter followers sent messages of support, she showed her gratitude.

“With prayers like this I feel confident May will be fine,” she wrote. “Thank you more than you will ever know.”

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