An animal shelter is caring for 39 huskies found on a property in western Montana.

A spokeswoman with the Bitter Root Humane Association says the dogs, including two litters of puppies, were found running free on land northeast of Hamilton.

Cyra Saltzman says she can't talk about the dogs' former owner, but said some of the huskies are more social while others were wild.

It will take some time before the adults can be offered for adoption because they will need to be spayed or neutered and become more comfortable about people.

The puppies, some of which were only a week old when they were found, are in foster care and are not yet available for adoption.