UPDATED 12/14/11 8:50 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — An East Pilsen neighborhood man faces animal cruelty charges, after police say he threw boiling water on his dog because the animal urinated on the floor.

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As WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, the dog was left with severe burns.

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Kyle Voissem, 20, of the 1700 block of South Desplaines Street, was boiling water to make macaroni and cheese for his dinner when the dog urinated on the floor in his sight, police said.

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Voissem got so angry that he doused the dog with the scalding water in the pot, police said. The animal was left with severe burns to the head and torso.

Voissem stands charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty, and is set to appear in court on Jan. 26, polic said.

Voissem is listed on the University of Illinois at Chicago Web site as a criminal justice major and gymnast.

Police could not say early Wednesday where the dog was, or provide information on the animal’s condition.

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The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.