Images: #TBT Gallery looks back at suburban animals

 
 
Updated 3/10/2016 1:08 PM

People and their pets, and various animal shows in the Northwest suburbs through the years is the theme for today's #TBT Gallery.

Boys playing with a pet dog in Roselle in 1966; girls wrangling a giant snake at a live animal show in Mount Prospect in 1982; a young man with his pet macaw at a pet show in Schaumburg in 1982.

These are some of the scenes that animal lovers and pet owners of the past have shared throughout the years in the suburbs.

It's estimated that 70 to 80 million dogs and 74 to 96 million cats are owned in the United States, according to the American Pet Products Association. About 79 million households in the United States, or 65 percent, own a pet. Forty-two percent of pet-owning households own more than one pet.

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Boys playing with a dog in April of 1966 in Roselle.
Boys playing with a dog in April of 1966 in Roselle.
Daily Herald File Photo, 1966
A girl holds a giant snake at a live animal show in Mount Prospect in October of 1982.
A girl holds a giant snake at a live animal show in Mount Prospect in October of 1982.
Daily Herald File Photo, 1982
A girl wrangles a giant snake at a live animal show in Mount Prospect in October of 1982.
A girl wrangles a giant snake at a live animal show in Mount Prospect in October of 1982.
Daily Herald File Photo, 1982
A young man holds his pet macaw on his shoulder at a pet show in Schaumburg in November of 1982.
A young man holds his pet macaw on his shoulder at a pet show in Schaumburg in November of 1982.
Daily Herald File Photo, 1982
An elephant is operated on at Brookfield Zoo in 1983.
An elephant is operated on at Brookfield Zoo in 1983.
Daily Herald File Photo, 1983
An elephant is being prepared to be operated on at Brookfield Zoo in 1983.
An elephant is being prepared to be operated on at Brookfield Zoo in 1983.
Daily Herald File Photo, 1983
Hartz Top Knot award winning bird at a bird show in Itasca, November, 1982.
Hartz Top Knot award winning bird at a bird show in Itasca, November, 1982.
Daily Herald File Photo, 1982
Hartz Top Knot award winning bird at a bird show in Itasca, November, 1982.
Hartz Top Knot award winning bird at a bird show in Itasca, November, 1982.
Daily Herald File Photo, 1982
A boy gets a closer look at a hamster during a pet show at the Des Plaines Public Library, August, 1982.
A boy gets a closer look at a hamster during a pet show at the Des Plaines Public Library, August, 1982.
Daily Herald File Photo, 1982
Spectators gather around a display of hamsters at a pet show at the Des Plaines Public Library, August, 1982.
Spectators gather around a display of hamsters at a pet show at the Des Plaines Public Library, August, 1982.
Daily Herald File Photo, 1982
A girl cuddles her pet dog at a pet show at the Des Plaines Public Library, August, 1982.
A girl cuddles her pet dog at a pet show at the Des Plaines Public Library, August, 1982.
Daily Herald File Photo, 1982
An animal trainer kisses a giant snake while visiting a Mount Prospect School in October of 1982.
An animal trainer kisses a giant snake while visiting a Mount Prospect School in October of 1982.
Daily Herald File Photo, 1982
An animal trainer holds a lizard while visiting a Mount Prospect School in October of 1982.
An animal trainer holds a lizard while visiting a Mount Prospect School in October of 1982.
Daily Herald File Photo, 1982
An elephant is operated on at Brookfield Zoo in 1983.
An elephant is operated on at Brookfield Zoo in 1983.
Daily Herald File Photo, 1983
An elephant is operated on at Brookfield Zoo in 1983.
An elephant is operated on at Brookfield Zoo in 1983.
Daily Herald File Photo, 1983
Circus animal walk from Des Plaines to the then Rosemont Horizon in October of 1982.
Circus animal walk from Des Plaines to the then Rosemont Horizon in October of 1982.
Daily Herald File Photo, 1982
Circus animal walk from Des Plaines to the then Rosemont Horizon in October of 1982.
Circus animal walk from Des Plaines to the then Rosemont Horizon in October of 1982.
Daily Herald File Photo, 1982
Circus animal walk from Des Plaines to the then Rosemont Horizon in October of 1982.
Circus animal walk from Des Plaines to the then Rosemont Horizon in October of 1982.
Daily Herald File Photo, 1982
A man in the crowd throws a peanut to an elephant during a circus animal walk from Des Plaines to the then Rosemont Horizon in October of 1982.
A man in the crowd throws a peanut to an elephant during a circus animal walk from Des Plaines to the then Rosemont Horizon in October of 1982.
Daily Herald File Photo, 1982
A girl holds her pet hamster at a pet show at the Des Plaines Public Library, August, 1982.
A girl holds her pet hamster at a pet show at the Des Plaines Public Library, August, 1982.
Daily Herald File Photo, 1982
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