Addy is a cat. Addy does not mind photos. Though the stutter sound does tend to wake her up. Let a sleeping cat be alone.
Not all cats are so nice. Some will freeze like ice, but you shouldn’t roll that kind of dice. Some will see your camera as a threat and treat it so; in the end you’ll be depressed because your camera might not survive.
Other cats will get very upset. They might do you harm and scratch your arm. Be sure to let unknown cats be. If it’s not your can’t then leave it alone. If a stray cat, it could tare to your bone. At best with a beastly cat you’ll loose your phone.
Don’t make a sound, not a signal tone. You can try tossing a charm to distract the cat (or other animal) while you try to capture photos safely. Just be sure it’s okay to leave such and item behind. Some laws prohibited feeding wild animals, other places might charge you for littering or endangering the animals life by giving it something not edible and safely digestible. Such as the Wild Life Animal Park in California.
I highly suggest that you show respect. If it be your own pet cat, understand that your mood will effect theirs. If a stray cat, stay away; unless you’re prepared to take it you the vet and get yourself checked out for infections. Be sure that cat is free of rabies before you leave the vet yourself. I’ll post more about saving cats and prevention of rabies in a different post later on~