This island was designed and built for a special purpose, not just to be able to sit and have a meal, or chop some viegies, they needed a place to keep their dog crate. And in this tiny kitchen what a better place but in the island.
Do it was built so the crate could just slide in and out when they needed to travel with it. Air vents where also put in to keep good air flow. A baffle was installed below the drawers to separate the crate from the cutlery.