How do you decide on your adoption prices?

We set our adoption prices to attract potential adopters and make the animals as affordable as possible. We take a loss on every cat adoption at $50, especially the females, whose spays alone cost more than the adoption fee. Though we are non-profit, we are still a business, and if we were to take a loss on our adoptions we would not be able to provide the services we do to the community. It's not only the care and feeding of the animals that costs money, we have utilities to pay, employees, insurance, and other common costs that businesses have.