Marius Chirca (Kola Kariola)
Marius Chirca is the founder of asociatia Kola Kariola. He is one of the most well known rescuers in Romania thanks to the show Salvam Suflete (Saving Souls).
Salvam Suflete (Saving Souls) is a reality show produced by Kanal D and is presented by Daniel Nicolaina. I this show Marius Chirca rescues animals and Daniel Nicolaina exposes cases of corruption at public shelters.
Besides rescuing hundreds of animals, Marius Chirca is doing important educational work through the show, promoting compassion and justice toward homeless animals.
Unfortunately Marius Chirca is not immune to troubles. There are people who accuse him of corruption, misappropriating donations and choosing only the grave cases that elicit the most compassion. As far as I've seen, the accusing parties have failed to provide compelling evidence in this direction. As far as choosing some cases over others, this accusation doesn't hold ground because nobody can expect this man to rescue each and every case. It is not humanely possible.
The only controversial thing I've seen was some screenshots of private conversations between Marius and a lady who accused him openly. In this online conversations Marius was rather disrespectful and dismissive of the lady. I believe that a person should hold his behavior in high standards no matter what.